Wild Wiebeli X Raccoon Butterflyfish Hybrid!

Butterflyfish are some of the most iconic species of reef fish, it’s always a nice treat to see unusual species, and hybrids of Chaetodon. Today we have an example of both, a hybrid of the rarely seen Chaetodon wiebelii butterflyfish.  This specimen…

Socotra is a convergence of hybrid reef fish

Socotra is a far flung island of the Western Indian Ocean which is incredibly hard to reach, and even harder to study underwater. A couple years back however, a team of researchers including California Academy of Sciences ichthyology curator and…

Juvenile Chaetodon wiebeli spotted cruising in a Bangkok LFS

Butterflyfish are ubiquitous in the hobby, but there are some species that hardly see the light of collection. These are either because they are really deep living species such as those in the genus Roa and Prognathodes, or are far…

Raccoon and Pakistani butterflyfish hybrid blends its parent colors well

Marine fish hybrids always puzzle me up at the first glance.┬áThe pictures here show a hardly seen hybrid between Raccoon and Pakistani Butterfly, Chaetodon lunula x C.┬ácollare. Well blend the characteristics of both species together. The body of this cross…

Raccoon X Panda butterflyfish cross makes for one dreamy looking hybrid

Raccoon butterflyfish are one of the commonest species of Chaetodon in aquariums, while Panda butterflfyfish, Chaetodon adiergastos are very seldom kept in captive aquariums. You can gather how exciting then, it was to discover this stunning cross of raccoon and…