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Old 08-03-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Heniochus diphreutes

Anyone have experience with the Heniochus diphreutes?

I have read where they are usually reef safe, as opposed to the H. acuminatus - which is not reef safe.

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Old 08-03-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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From what I have read, it is another one of those generally reef safe, but can be hit or miss depending on your individual specimen. I am very tempted myself to try a butterflyfish too. My first choice is the copperband, I just dont have the to do it yet. My next choice is the longnose- forcipiger longirostris, which are suposedly reef safe, but I can't find them anywhere. Depending on what other people in this thread say about the Heniochus diphreutes, I may consider that one too.

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If you look up descritions of them they will always say under reef safe, with caution. That is enough for me to say NO WAY. I`m not willing to take the chance.
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Neither are considered corralivores, but crustacean and planktivores by nature; however, most fish will stray from their natural diets considering the availability and inevitability within a confined space. Given that, if I had the tank size for a small shoal of 4+ (at least 300g) I'd go for it...but that's just me. Eventually they can become fairly territorial towards other tankmates, over the years.
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