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…

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…

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…

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…

Opinion: Mueller’s butterflyfish are gross

I’m sure there’s been plenty of times when we posted a rare fish with subtle beauty that few readers appreciated but the Mueller’s copperband butterflyfish is not one of them – it’s just gross. I scoured high and low for…