Tinkeri x Burgess butterflyfish are popping up more and more

If you are a fan of Tinker’s butterflyfish but not too hot about the less colorful Burgess butterflyfish, increased imports of supposed hybrids of the two are becoming increasingly frequent.¬†Roaps butterflyfish are unique looking and truly striking in the eyes…

Hybrid Chaetodon tinkeri x Chaetodon miliaris filmed in the wild

Hybrid butterflyfish may be often overlooked by their angelfish counterparts, but we’re still seeing lots and lots of them in the wild and in the aquarium. Tinker’s butteflyfish is frequently observed crossing with closely related species, and less often we…

Hybrid tinkers and fourspot butterflyfish from Wayne’s Ocean World

Tinker’s butterflyfish is one of the most highly sought after Chaetodon¬†species so a hybrid of this magnificent fish is quite a sight to behold. The image of the hybrid Tinker’s butterflyfish above was shared with us by Wayne’s Ocean World…

Chaetodon tinkeri shows why the roaps butterflyfishes are fearless and hardy

Hybrids aside, Chaetodon tinkeri is the least common and arguably the coolest obtainable member of the five roaps butterflyfish – with emphasis on the word obtainable. As far as butterflyfishes go, all five species within this subgenus Roaps are hardy…