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Old 01/03/2018, 01:30 PM   #1
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Butterfly

What is a good hardy butterfly to go with?


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Old 01/03/2018, 01:36 PM   #2
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love my pyramid. eats everything I throw in the tank and leaves the corals and invertebrates alone


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Old 01/03/2018, 01:59 PM   #3
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I was looking at a saddleback


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Old 01/03/2018, 03:59 PM   #4
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I have a pair of Pyramids for years. They are very hardy.


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Old 01/03/2018, 04:09 PM   #5
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Saddlebacks are nice, pakistani, raccoon, black back, long nose, copper band


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Old 01/11/2018, 11:42 AM   #6
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IME, raccoon and aurgia are very hardy. Never had one to resist food. Pearlscale can be hardly to moderate. They can be picky eaters, but once they get going they are very hardly.


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Old 01/11/2018, 12:34 PM   #7
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I have very little experience with Butterfly Fish but in the past I have tried a couple Copper Banded (Chelmon rostratus) with no success. I recently receive a Chaetodon kleini from LADD. From my research Kleini's are very hardy Butteflyfish and the one I have seems to fit that description well. I could back a dump truck up to my DT and it would find something it could eat from the mess. Mine has a good personality and is always out and about looking for a snack. Sometimes it can be skittish and off like a flash of lighting to hide. But just a minute later it is out again. The Kleini my not be the bell of the ball but I like the one I have.


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Old 03/04/2018, 03:29 PM   #8
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Blackback (C.Melannotus) looks good, stay small and feed well.


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Old 03/04/2018, 10:56 PM   #9
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Copperbands? Never heard anyone describe them as hardy ever.




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Old 03/05/2018, 05:17 AM   #10
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copperbands? Never heard anyone describe them as hardy ever.




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