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SDguy
05/16/2009, 09:14 AM
I've seen the tinkers and semilarvatus pairs before. Does DD ever get any of the more common butterflies in as pairs? Like saddlebacks? Auriga? Or some of the smaller species, like melannotus, ocellicaudus, paucifasciatus, etc.?

My guess is there isn't really the monetary incentive to bother keeping collected pairs together, for the inexpensive specimens?

dfs/la2
05/16/2009, 09:31 AM
SDguy,

Thank you for your interest in these specimens. We are checking with our Aquaculture Coral & Marine Life Facility (http://www.liveaquaria.com/general/general.cfm?general_pagesid=377) for the availability of these specimens. We will post any information we receive here.

Joyce F.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com/default.cfm?siteid=20)
Drs. Foster & Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/)

SDguy
05/18/2009, 08:05 AM
Thank you Joyce. Also, if you have any information on possibly trying to pair them yourself. Perhaps LiveAquaria has tried this, having accesss to several individuals at once.....

dfs/la2
05/18/2009, 03:02 PM
SDguy,

We appreciate your patience while we researched your inquiry. According to our Aquaculture Coral & Marine Life Facility, it is fairly rare to see the more common Butterflyfish species available in pairs due to limited holding capacity throughout the chain of custody. In this instance, it is generally safer to house 10-20 Butterflyfish in a single tank compared to finding suitable pairs housed in separate holding tanks. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

Mike S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

SDguy
05/21/2009, 09:31 AM
Have you ever considered trying to pair them at your WI facility?

dfs/la2
05/21/2009, 09:55 AM
SDguy,

Thank you for your additional questions. We are contacting our Aquaculture Coral and Marine Life Facility and will post as soon as we hear back. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us. We are always happy to help.

Stacie R
Technical Support
LiveAquaria.com (http://www.liveaquaria.com/)

dfs/la2
05/21/2009, 04:33 PM
SDguy,

Thank you for waiting for our response. Our Aquaculture Coral and Marine Life Facility reports they will try to obtain some Common Butterflyfish Pairs from our suppliers.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance, as we enjoy helping our customers.

Pat S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

SDguy
05/25/2009, 09:25 AM
Thank you for the info, I will keep an eye out :)