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…

The blue-spot butterflyfish that holds a lot of promise for the future of captive reared aquarium fish

This petite blue spot butterflyfish, Chaetodon plebius, from Sustainable Aquatics may only be 1.25″/3cm long, but this little guy is a window into a very big future of captive reared fish. Sure it’s nice to have captive reared fish like…

Gold Crown Butterflyfish variant shows up in Japan

Following up on the story we posted several days ago regarding the gold crown butterflyfish, Chaetodon (Roaps) flavocoronatus,  as we expected at least one of these specimens has shown up for sale in Japan. However, in contrast to the nearly…

Rare Butterflyfish Parade: Roa excelsa, Roaps flavocoronatus and a new Roaps tinkeri hybrid

Not sure what is in the air lately but have we got the goods on a nice handful of uber rare butterflyfish fish for you. Hot on the heels of the orange margin butterflyfish, Prognathodes basabei, we have an odd-phase…