Welcome to Tara’s Fave Fish Friday! Where we explore one of Tara’s favorite fish from the Solitary Islands Marine Park.
Today’s fave fish is the Gunther’s Butterflyfish – Chaetodon Guentheri.
These cuties are often found in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. They’re a tropical but cold-water species, which makes the Dive Sites we see them at a perfect temperature. They hang around reef and rocky areas. I’ve noticed when they move the colour of their scales appears to change – like the back of the scale is a darker shade so they appear to get darker. They can grow up to 14cm and they feed off small invertibrates and detritus from the sand, and also have been known to clean large pelagic fish.
They’re gorgeous little things, I like that they hang in little groups.
Check out a video of some Gunther’s Butterflyfish on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
Thalassoma lutescens – SURG.org.au
Photo by Tara, 13/8/2021.

Where to find us.


Jetty Dive Centre Dive Shop is at 398 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450. This is where you begin your experiences with us! All Scuba Dives and Snorkelling must check-in before moving to departure point.


All our boats leave from the Public floating pontoon wharf opposite the “Attitude Burgers “ building.

Jetty dive google maps with markers for priority locations