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    Prognathodes guyanensis in Video

    As a follow up to the story on caring for Prognathodes guyanensis, here’s a brief video.  In it you can see the behavior differences under the 8,000K CFL light and blue LED.  Enjoy.

    Caring for The French Butterflyfish (Prognathodes guyanensis)

    The Prognathodes genus is  a remarkable group of fish. They are generally reef safe, have striking proportions, handle treatments well (e.g. copper), and have extremely curious personalities. Of them all, the deepwater French Butterflyfish (Prognathodes guyanensis) is arguably the most coveted in the aquarium trade. As I outlined in the P. guyanensis x P. aya hybrid […]

    Suspected Banks x Guyanensis Hybrid Butterflyfish Collected in Florida

    Just last week a striking fish was collected that blurred the lines of the Prognathodes genus. Some may suspect that this fish is just a variant of the rare Prognathodes guyanensis, but others, including myself, believe this fish to be a hybrid of P. guyanensis and P. aya. It is a very difficult call, and […]

    Prognathodes Madness on LiveAquaria

    Last night Kevin Kohen and the LiveAquaria team had an impressive selection of Prognathodes butterfly fish in their Diver’s Den WYSIWG section, covering the entire Atlantic–from Florida, to Brazil to Africa. Here’s a few photos that we grabbed for the Chaetodontidae lovers who missed out. Prognathodes aya is found throughout the caribbean–this pair was actually […]

    Prognathodes guyanensis Collected in FL, Shown Off at House of Fins

    Rare fish nuts and Chaetodon fans will be happy to hear that Prognathodes guyanensis has recently been collected along with a handful of Bank’s Butterflyfish (Prognathodes aya). These deepwater Caribbean / Atlantic species typically get sent to Japan where they retail for $500 to over $1,500 USD. This time they are staying in the US […]

    Richard Pyle Finds Undescribed Prognathodes in the Twilight Zone

    On a recent deepwater dive at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Dr. Richard Pyle found a Prognathodes species that has eluded divers and ichthyologists for years. Three of these undescribed butterfly fish were collected at 200ft. Edit: As Matt so kindly reminded us, this yet to be named species is actually, Prognathodes basabei which have recently been […]