Chaetodon xanthurus X C. guentheri is odd, even for a hybrid butterflyfish

When the topic of hybrid butterflyfishes gets brought up, almost certainly does the discussion revolve around the Roaps subgenus and their related hybrids. In the past year or two, we’ve seen several magnificent hybrids from this group emerging from the…

An unusual butterflyfish hybrid of Chaetodon auriga and C. lineolatus

Hybrid angelfish seem to get a lot of attention but there also exists unusual hybrids of butterflyfish. The picture above shows an interesting hybrid that came into a local fish market last week right after being captured from the Andaman…

New Northwestern Hawaiian Exhibit coming soon to the Waikiki Aquarium

The Waikiki Aquariums is adding a new and unique exhibit showcasing the rich underwater realm of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. All the coral, fish and other marine life were collected from the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument with rare government approval…

Roa excelsa video is the first of this kind for this twilight reef fish

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59M-xZ801Jc[/youtube] Blue Harbor Japan just shared this video of a live Roa excelsa as it is being coaxed into feeding, perhaps for the first time. The Roa excelsa video is much more clear than the still preview image…

Chris Campbell’s fish tank is a welcome throwback to the days of pure fish keeping.

Once upon a time, fish keeping was the main event of the marine aquarium hobby and invertebrates and corals were barely even a fringe; had blogging been developed earlier this site would have been called ‘Fish Keepers’ or something like…

Armitage Angelfish and Juvenile wrought iron butterflyfish co-star in the house of Fins SPLASH event

Armitage angelfish and baby wrought iron butterflyfish may not be as rare as the luscious neon hogfish, but they still shared the rare fish spotlight at last weekend’s SPLASH event at House of Fins, in Greenwich CT. They may not…

AngeLixir from Brightwell Aquatics the perfect food additive for spongivores

AngeLixir is a new amino acid food soak from Brightwell Marine which is specially formulated for marine angelfish and buterflyfish. Being able to provide quality food for fish that normally feed on sponges can be a tough task but Brightwell…

Roa excelsa status: one is still swimming

As we reported a while back, one of the best shops in Japan, Blue Harbor, obtained two Roa excelsa from Hawaii three weeks ago. Unfortunately, one of the butterflyfish was already dead in a plastic bag when they arrived at…

Prognathodes basabei, the Orange Margin butterflyfish pushes the limits of how deep fish are collected

After ten years since the first time this species was collected, Blue Harbor has once again obtained the ultimate deep living butterflyfish, Prognathodes basabei. This Deepwater Hawaiian endemic was originally collected in 1998 and it was known for a long…

Copperband Butterflyfish saltwater fish profile

The Copperband Butterflyfish known as Chelmon rostratus as the scientific name. This is one of the most popular among aquarists. Selecting a good specimen and offering it a varried diet are the keys to keeping it successfully. Size: Males and…