Meyer and reticulate butterflyfish hybrid from the Marshall Islands

It’s been a little bit since we’ve dug up a butterflyfish hybrid, so how about a Chaetodon cross that we haven’t seen before? While some hybrid Chaetodon butterflyfish can be hard to place, this little fishy is an obvious cross…

Reef Builders Prediction – Captive Bred Butterflyfish by the end of 2014!

It has been a long time coming, but just as we see aquaculturists banging hard on the door, demanding to be let in on the secrets of captive-bred Tangs, so too we see the captive-breeding barrier being approached from every…

Keeping butterflyfish in reefs: What to look out for and what to avoid

Butterflyfish are the quintessential reef inhabitant. Take a look at any coral reef picture, video, documentary, poster, you name it. There’s a high chance a colourful butterfly is flitting around there somewhere. The same is not to be said in…

Peter Martis’ FOWLR tank is a healthy example of a butterflyfish paradise

We don’t often feature full blown FOWLR tanks but when we do, you know it’s going to be awesome. Peter Martis’ butterflyfish dominated FOWLR tank features a myriad of butterflyfish species in the absolute pink of health. Butterflyfish are almost…

Chaetodon leucopleura offered in The Netherlands

We all know that ‘rare fish’ come with a price tag. Especially if a fish both looks nice and is getting known as a ‘rare fish’ the price can go up to wallet-crouching levels. Interestingly, there are lots of fish…

Raccoon and Pakistani butterflyfish hybrid blends its parent colors well

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

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…

Klein butterflyfish hybrid could grow into a fantastic clownish pattern

If hybrid butterflfyfish have shown us anything it’s that the recombination of different Chaetodon species can take on many forms. Case in point is this super unusual hybrid Klein’s butterflyfish, Chaetodon kleini crossed with a very rare species for the region. Wayne’s…

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…

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…