Juvenile Scythe Butterflyfish photographed in the Catalina Islands for the first time

The Scythe Butterflyfish (Prognathodes falcifer) is a member of  the “long-nosed” butterflies from the genus Prognathodes. Many of the species are Atlantic in distribution, and all feature a pointed snout with exaggerated dorsal fin spikes. All the Prognathodes butterflies are gorgeous…

Prognathodes guyanensis, the French butterflyfish is another exquisitely rare reef beauty coming to the Diver’s Den

Prognathodes guyanensis, also known as the French butterflyfish is up for two honors – it may well be one of the nicest species of tropical Prognathodes butterflyfish, and certainly the nicest in the Caribbean and it is also one of the…

Hong Kong scores with two butterflyfish demigods – Prognathodes basabei and Roa excelsa

Apart from FOWLR dominated set ups and the typical over-stocked fish tanks that have fast become a stereotype there, the reefing scene of Hong Kong is well known for another aspect of the hobby – the ability to procure rare…

Prognathodes guyanensis pictured up close in this video by B-Box Aquarium

Prognathodes guyanensis is a rare deepwater butterflyfish from the Caribbean which is very infrequently available; maybe one or two appear in the aquarium trade every year. Also known as the French butterflyfish, Prognathodes guyanensis is much less known than the bank’s…

Prognathodes obliquus and P. dichrous are two similar yet unobtainable species from the Atlantic

The Prognathodes butterflyfishes are an underrated and seldom kept group of fishes that surely deserves some quality air time. While commoner species such as P. marcellae, P. aculeatus and P. aya make it into the trade from time to time,…

Brand new and better videos of the one and only Lipogramma robinsi

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiu-mrvTwFg&feature=player_embedded#![/youtube] We posted about the only captive Lipogramma robinsi in the world not too long ago, and then updated with a short video of it. The old video, nice as it may be, cannot compare to these brand new out of…

Juvenile Bank’s butterflyfish gets a closeup on video

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuHDypcsxjg[/youtube] B-Box aquarium is one of the select few fish stores always at the forefront of something rare or exciting. This time, with a video of a juvenile Bank’s butterflyfish (Prognathodes aya). While not as rare and not nearly as expensive…

Orange-margin butterflyfish video from Blue Harbor features a never before seen juvenile

Prognathodes basabei is a remarkable species of butterflyfish that lives in the depths of Hawaii and nowhere else in the world. The gorgeous orange margin butterflyfish possesses a unique beauty and the extreme depth in which it lives in makes…

Prognathodes carlhubbsi: will the real scythe butterflyfish please swim up?

Prognathodes carlhubbsi is a species of deep cool water butterflyfish which bears a close resemblance to the classic scythe butterflyfish, P. falcifer. The image above is a screencap from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s guide to Shorefishes of the Eastern…

French Butterflyfish, Prognathodes guyanensis available for the first time from LiveAquaria, hybrid coming soon

The French Butterflyfish, Prognathodes guyanensis, is an extremely rare deepwater Caribbean butterflyfish which has very seldomly been collected for the aquarium trade. Most fish books list this species as being widespread in the Caribbean and absent from Florida, but recently,…