Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus), Fish by

Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus)


The copperband butterfly (Chelmon rostratus), has a long, narrow nose and mouth used for hunting into crevices and holes for food. The Copperband Butterflyfish has yellow-orange vertical bands with a black edging. It has a false eyespot on the rear of the dorsal fin. This is a...
Saddleback Butterfly (Chaetodon ephippium), Fish by

Saddleback Butterfly (Chaetodon ephippium)


Saddleback Butterfly (Chaetodon ephippium). The Saddleback Butterflyfish, also known as the Saddled Butterflyfish or Saddle Butterflyfish, has a large black "saddle" with a white border on the rear upper corner of the body and dorsal fin. Orange coloration is found on the lower half of...
Auriga Butterfly (Chaetodon auriga) - Marine World Aquatics

Auriga Butterfly (Chaetodon auriga)


The Auriga Butterflyfish, also known as the Threadfin Butterflyfish, is one of the more popular and readily available butterflyfish. Generally a hardy species, in the wild it is found on inner and outer reef slopes. As with many fish, the Threadfin Butterfly's color and markings...
Longnose Butterfly - Yellow (Forcipiger flavissimus), Fish by

Longnose Butterfly - Yellow (Forcipiger flavissimus)


Longnose Butterfly - Yellow (Forcipiger flavissimus) The Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish, or Forceps Fish, can be found singly or in schools on reef flats and slopes of the Indo-Pacific region. It has a long snout that resembles a pair of needle nose pliers, for picking food...
Heniochus Butterfly - B&W (Heniochus acuminatus), Fish by

Heniochus Butterfly - B&W (Heniochus acuminatus)


The Heniochus Black & White Butterflyfish, also known as Longfin Bannerfish, has a very elongated white dorsal filament. It has a base color of white with two wide black stripes. The soft dorsal and caudal fins are yellow, and there are black marks above the...
Gold Rim Butterfly (Chaetodon xanthocephalus), Fish by

Gold Rim Butterfly (Chaetodon xanthocephalus)


The Gold Rim Butterfly, Chaetodon xanthocephalus, also known as the Xanthocephalus Butterfly. The overall color is white to pale grey with a series of five to six darker lines shaped in broad V's across the body. The head is covered by a broad yellow band and the dorsal...
Diamond Butterfly - Yellow (Hemitaurichthys polylepis), Fish by

Diamond Butterfly - Yellow (Hemitaurichthys polylepis)


Diamond Butterfly - Yellow (Hemitaurichthys polylepis)- The fins are yellow in color, and the body is mostly white. The white coloration forms a triangle with the yellow fins, lending it its common name. The head area is black helping these fish camouflage themselves in the...
Lunula Butterfly (Chaetodon lunula), Fish by

Lunula Butterfly (Chaetodon lunula)


Lunula Butterfly (Chaetodon lunula). The Lunula Butterfly is yellow-orange, but darker on the upper half of the body. It has a black patch around its eyes, with a broad white stripe posterior to it. Two black stripes bordered in yellow reach from the white stripe to...
Collare Butterfly (Chaetodon collare) - Marine World Aquatics

Collare Butterfly (Chaetodon collare)


The Collare Butterfly fish has a rich brown to black color with light spotted scales throughout. Its mask-like head includes two white bands with a black band through the eyes. The tail is most distinct with its wide red band followed by black and white bands....
Vagabond Butterfly (Chaetodon vagabundus), Fish by

Vagabond Butterfly (Chaetodon vagabundus)


The Vagabond Butterflyfish Chaetodon vagabundus has a pleasing appearance and a pleasant personality to match. In nature it is calm and quite unafraid, readily allowing divers to approach and photograph it. Its demeanor is even almost cheeky. It claims a portion of the reef as its territory...
Raffles Butterfly (Chaetodon rafflesii), Fish by

Raffles Butterfly (Chaetodon rafflesii)


Raffles Butterfly (Chaetodon rafflesii). The Latticed Butterflyfish, also known as the Raffle's Butterflyfish, is yellow with dark scale margins giving a lattice-like appearance. It has a black eye band and a blue patch between the eyes; the tail has a black vertical stripe. The Latticed...
Dot Dash Butterfly (Chaetodon punctatofasciatus), Fish by

Dot Dash Butterfly (Chaetodon punctatofasciatus)


Dot Dash Butterfly (Chaetodon punctatofasciatus)- The Dot Dash Butterfly has a yellow-tan body. As it matures, it becomes more yellow dorsally with about seven vertical dark stripes on the upper half of the body, with rows of dark spots below. The diet for the Spotband Butterflyfish should consist...
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Pearlscale Butterfly -Red (Chaetodon madagascariensis)


Pearlscale Butterfly - West Ind Ocean (Chaetodon madagascariensis) The Pearlscale Butterflyfish is another beautiful example why marine Butterflyfish remain perennial favorites among hobbyists. This gorgeous fish boosts visual interest with lively color and eye-catching, graphic patterning. The diet of the Pearlscale Butterflyfish should include various...
Peppered Butterfly (chaetodon guttatissimus), Fish by

Peppered Butterfly (chaetodon guttatissimus)


Peppered butterfly (chaetodon guttatissimus) The Peppered Butterflyfish Chaetodon guttatissimus is a handsome fish found across a very wide range in the Indian Ocean. It is most often seen in pairs or small groups dwelling among the hard coral growths of lagoon reefs and seaward reef...
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Semeion (Chaetodon semeion)


Semeion (Chaetodon semeion). Semeion (Chaetodon semeion) is quite attractive as it has a yellowish body with horizontal lines of black dots, a black eye band, small amount of black on the trailing edge of the body, black band at the caudal peduncle, and yellow dorsal,...
Sunburst Butterfly - Pacific (Chaetodon kleinii), Fish by

Sunburst Butterfly - Pacific (Chaetodon kleinii)


Sunburst Butterfly - Pacific (Chaetodon kleinii). The Sunburst Butterfly - Pacific (Chaetodon kleinii) is primarily golden-yellow. It may have either a black or a black and blue eye band. The diet should consist of meaty items such as fish, crustaceans, mysis shrimp, and frozen marine...
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Haw Blue Stripe Butterfly (Chaetodon fremblii)


The bluestripe butterflyfish or blue-striped butterflyfish is a species of butterflyfish found in the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. The fish is endemic to Hawaii where it is common on shallow water reefs.
Addis Butterfly (Chaetodon semilarvatus) - Marine World Aquatics

Addis Butterfly (Chaetodon semilarvatus)


The Addis Butterfly (Chaetodon semilarvatus) is an exceptional beauty hailing from the Red sea. This is a very popular and widely known butterflyfish. It's an absolutely astounding species with its large size, vibrant colors, and graceful swimming movements. Adults can reach impressive lengths of about 12 inches (30...
Giant Australian Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus)

Giant Australian Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus)


Giant Australian Copperband butterfly (Chelmon rostratus), has a long, narrow nose and mouth used for hunting into crevices and holes for food. The Copperband Butterflyfish has yellow-orange vertical bands with a black edging. It has a false eyespot on the rear of the dorsal fin. This is...
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Heniochus Butterfly - Masked (Heniochus monoceros)


The masked bannerfish is a small-sized fish that can reach a maximum length of 23 cm. Its body is compressed laterally, the first rays of its dorsal fin stretch in a white filament outlined with yellow. The background body color is white with two black vertical bands. The first band masks...
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Hi Fin Butterfly (Coradion altivelis)


Hi Fin Butterfly (Coradion altivelis) The Hi Fin Coradion Butterflyfish, also known as the Tawneygirdled Butterflyfish, Highfin Coralfish, or Highfin Butterflyfish, has a silver-white base color with two dark brown bars behind the pectoral fins and a third yellow-orange bar at the back of the...
Teardrop Butterfly - Pacific (Chaetodon unimaculatus), Fish by

Teardrop Butterfly - Pacific (Chaetodon unimaculatus)


The Tear Drop Butterflyfish is a beautiful fish originating from the reefs of the Indo Pacific. They have a white base becoming yellow dorsally and on the median fins. It has a large black eyespot on its upper side and a black bar through the...
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Double Saddle Butterfly (Chaetodon ulietensis)


The Double Saddle Butterflyfish (Chaetodon ulietensis)- is known from coral-rich areas of lagoons and seaward reefs, to depths of 30m (98ft). Juvenile fish tend to congregate in harbours and estuaries, whereas adults occur singly, in pairs, or small groups out on the reefs, where they feed...
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Tahitian Butterfly (Chaetodon trichrous)


The front half of the Tahitian Butterflyfish has a grey colour while the back half is dark brown to black. It has a black bar through the eyes and the caudal (tail) fin is grey. Its diet should consist of chopped meats such as marine...

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