Reef butterflyfish, Chaetodon sedentarius ©Kevin Bryant, (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Family: Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)

Genus: Chaetodon

Common names: Reef Butterflyfish, Least Butterflyfish, Butterbun

Aquaculture History

In 2017, the reef butterflyfish, Chaetodon sedentarius, was successfully aquacultured by Dr. Cortney Ohs, Isaac Lee, Jason Broach, and Andrew Palau, at the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center with research funding from Rising Tide Conservation. 

UF/IFAS IRREC Successfully Aquacultures the Reef Butterflyfish, Chaetodon sedentarius. 9 February 2017