Butterflyfish are often seen as the romantics of the reef, as many species are normally found in pairs, and the pairing will last for life.

A few species are solitary and normally found alone, while a very few species form large schools.


Schooling Pyramid butterflyfish, Fiji In Fiji the only species that regularly schools is the Pyramid Butterflyfish.



For more Butterflyfish information:

A Guide to Angelfishes and Butterflyfishes
Author: Gerald R Allen, Roger Steene, Mark Allen.
ISBN : 0-9661720-1-9


Reef Fish Identification – Tropical Pacific
Author: Gerald Allen, Roger Steene, Paul Human
ISBN: 978-1878348364

Reef Fishes of the World
Authors: Lieske and Myers,
ISBN: 978-0691089959


Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific

Author: Terrence M. Gosliner, David W. Behrens
ISBN: 978-0930118211


Marine Life of Fiji and Tonga: A Video Identification Guide

Josh Jensen and Liz Harlin



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