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Old 04-06-2005, 03:48 PM   #1
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Batfish Reefsafe?

anyone have any personal experience? Through my reading ive really got mixed reviews. Whats your guys' take on it?
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
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Beautiful fish. No personal experience but what little research I've done on them said they would eat corals and anemones. Once I found out what size tank they need, I quit looking so my research is limited. Tanks size shouldn't be a problem for you though. Still not sure I'd chance it.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:37 PM   #3
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see from what ive read small shrimp are defo a problem but dont ever hear much about corals and such.
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I have read that these fish are better off in the ocean as they don't survive captivity well.
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Old 04-07-2005, 12:46 AM   #5
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this, i know but i have had very good luck with finicky fish thus far and i know alot of their problems wiht captivty is normally tank size and i th ink im doing ok there
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Well they get huge, but you have a good tank size for them. I depends on what you value more, fish or corals .....IMO.
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yeah they get rather large and as they grow their little imperfections one their fins are more observant but they are one of my favorite fish none the less and are very amazing to watch. i hear they eat corals and zoo's but they will also eat small inverts and grow rather large and must be kept with docile fish that wont nip at his fins and stress him out.
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:46 AM   #8
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thanks guys
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At least your doing research before you buy. I had to stop a woman from buying a small one for her 20 gallon the other day...And I don't even work for that store!
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lol i know i wont buy a fish unless i know about it enough to know it will be safe to keep, i dont like killing fish
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