Family: Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfish)
Common names: Copperband Butterflyfish, Copperbanded Butterflyfish, Beaked Butterflyfish, Long-nosed Butterflyfish, Beaked Coralfish, Orange-Stripe Butterflyfish
In 2016, Ruensirikul, Jirayuth, et al., published their work successfully pairing and spawning captive copperband butterflyfish, Chelmon rostratus, and larval rearing to 10 days post hatch (DPH). No other reports were found regarding captive spawning or larval rearing of copperbands.
In 2021, copperband butterflyfish were successfully aquacultured by Dr. Cortney Ohs, Katie McCord (RTC funded MS student), Morgan Bronson (MS student), Audrey Beany (Biologist), Peter Woodward (Live Feeds Technician), and John Marcellus (Aquaculture Systems Maintenance), at the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center with research funding from Rising Tide Conservation.
- Updates on Aquacultured Copperband Butterflyfish, Chelmon rostratus, at UF/IFAS IRREC Published 29 June 2021
- Copperband Butterflyfish Successfully Captive Bred by Rising Tide Published 4 May 2021 by reef builders
- Captive-bred Copperband Butterflyfish, Chelmon rostratus Published 4 May 2021 by Reef To Rainforest
- UF/IFAS IRREC Successfully Aquacultures the Copperband Butterflyfish, Chelmon rostratus! Published 3 May 2021