Long nose butterfly fish can usually be found swimming alone or in small groups of up to five fish. Once an adult butterfly fish finds its mate it pairs up for life. When it is time to have babies, butterfly fish gather in large groups, and their eggs are carried away by the ocean current, floating near the surface before they hatch. The new hatchlings live in a layer of plankton for about 2 months, during which time they are almost as well-protected as their parents, with a spiky armor covering their bodies. When they are big enough, they swim by night to a reef, where they will live for the rest of their lives. Our rendition of the butterfly fish is called “Nuki Nuki”. It is available in either 14kt white or yellow gold. It also has a blue sapphire in it’s eye.