Copperband Butterflyfish Successfully Captive Bred by Rising Tide

The Copperband butterflfyfish, Chelmon rostratus, can be an invaluable tool in keeping a reef tank free from pest Aiptasia anemones. This species is imported into the aquarium trade in vast numbers but being a small mouthed and somewhat picky eater, they can…

Audible for Fish? 10 rare or beautiful fish that would have made this gag better

In case you missed it, yesterday was April Fool’s Day and there were many corporations and tech companies sharing some serious groaners with a few funny ones in the mix. The one that caught our attention was Audible’s attempt at…

First Video of the Unique Copperband Butterflyfish of Raja Ampat

Chelmon rostratus, aka the Copperband Butterflyfish is an extremely beautiful fish, and by far one of the most common and popular species of butterflyfish in home aquariums, and on the reef.¬†Earlier this year we told you about our travels and…

Reefbuilders Indonesia Travelogue – Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is a true underwater paradise, and this past week we had the privilege of diving some of the best reefs the Park had to offer. For those of you that are not familiar, the Raja Ampat Marine Park…

There’s something special about Copperband butterflyfish from Raja Ampat

The copperband butterflyfish,¬†Chelmon rostratus, is one of those iconic reef fish that is incredibly popular with divers and aquarists alike. This species of reef fish shows very little variation across its wide natural distribution, with the only deviations from the…