The reefs of the western and northern coasts of Australia are home to a species of butterflyfish that, while certainly known to exist, had not been formally recognized as distinct until now.
While CORAL first reported on the captive-breeding success with the Longnose Butterflyfish a few years back, it was a one-off. Now, the team at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University reports an improvement over past success, which will pave the way for further advancements if aquaculture researchers pursue this line of inquiry.
UF/IFAS researchers claim a challenging species first and they even publish the larviculture feeding protocol for the first captive-bred Banded Butterflyfish!
One aquarist’s evolving views on keeping the “Impossible Corallivores,” Part 2