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Old 08-20-2005, 11:51 AM   #1
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Bannerfish - Are they picky eaters?

I was thinking of getting a pair of these, but someone cautioned that they were picky eaters.

Any thoughts?

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I was told by a lfs person that they are pretty hardy, but they are a butterfly fish. It is probably a 50/50 shot.
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bannerfish like all butterflyfish can and will sometimes be picky eaters, though they are one of the members of the family most suited to aquarium life.
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i believe they are pretty hardly. AKA the poor mans idol (generally because they are cheaper, hardier and have more appetite than the moorish idol) i think you'd be okay just make sure you see them feed at the LFS
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I am looking to get one of these guys in the near future. I was always under the impression that they are known for hardiness. My only problem is that I don't have a QT and my current fish have been with me for a while. Are Heni's very prone to ich, or are they more on the bullet proof side of the spectrum???
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Well, the 2 Banners are eating pretty well. They're eating frozen Formula One and Two and frozen Brine right now.

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