103. Butterflyfishes: Unparalleled Jewels of the Reef Leave a comment

Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
103. Butterflyfishes: Unparalleled Jewels of the Reef

Butterflyfishes are some of the most colorful of all reef fishes, earning the affection of many marine aquarists. In this episode of the podcast, the Water Colors team discuss the joys and the headaches of keeping fishes in the Family Chaetodontidae in home aquariums. if you keep butterflyfishes at home, we’d love to see photos of them posted on the Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast Listeners Facebook group.

Books Mentioned in this Episode:
Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes: Plus Ten More Aquarium Fish Families with Expert Captive Care Advice for the Marine Aquarist (Reef Fishes Series: Book 3) by Scott W. Michael
Marine Aquaria and Miniature Reefs: The Fishes, the Invertebrates, the Techniques by Dr. C. W. Emmens

– Moorish idols (Zanclus cornutus) are a monotypic species found within the monotypic Family: Zanclidae. Zanclidae is currently sorted into the suborder: Acanthuroidei, due to an implied (distant) cladistic relationship with tangs.

Fishes Mentioned in this Episode:
– Pakistani butterflyfish (Chaetodon collare)
– Pyramid butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis)
– Ornate butterflyfish (Chaetodon ornatissimus)
– Oval butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunulatus)
– Melon butterflyfish (Chaetodon trifasciatus)
– Blacktail butterflyfish (Chaetodon austriacus)
– Eastern triangle butterflyfish (Chaetodon baronessa)
– Orange-face butterflyfish (Chaetodon larvatus)
– Meyer’s butterflyfish (Chaetodon meyeri)
– Bennett’s butterflyfish (Chaetodon bennetti)
Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus)
Discus (Symphysodon spp.)
Orange-spot filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris)
Copper-band butterflyfish (Chelmon rostratus)
Longnose butterflyfish (Forcipiger flavissimus)
– “
Longnose Tweezer-face” butterflyfish (Forcipiger longirostris)
Anemonefishes (Amphiprion spp.)
Black pyramid butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys zoster)
Double saddle-back butterflyfish (Chaetodon ulietensis)
Vagabond butterflyfish (Chaetodon vagabundus)
Teardrop butterflyfish (Chaetodon unimaculatus)
Pearlscale butterflyfish (Chaetodon xanthurus)
Klein’s butterflyfish (Chaetodon kleinii)
Millet butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris)
Lemon butterflyfish (Chaetodon citrinellus)
– Multicolor angelfish (Centropyge multicolor)
– Yellow tangs (Zebrasoma flavescens)
– Flame angelfish (Centropyge loricula)
– Wrought-iron butterflyfish (Chaetodon daedalma)
– Declevis butterflyfish (Chaetodon declivis)
– Burgess’ butterflyfish (Chaetodon burgessi)
– Hawaiian butterflyfish (Chaetodon tinkeri)
– Racoon butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula)
– Threadfin butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga)
– False Moorish idol (Heniochus diphreutes)
– Bannerfish (Heniochus acuminatus)
– Eight-lined butterflyfish (Chaetodon octofasciatus)

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