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Old 03-24-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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Klein's Butterfly

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As you may know I have a 55g reef aquarium. I have a toadstool and a Devil's Hand. I also have SPS and LPS corals. Will my reef tank be safe if I add a a KB fish? I heard that they eat polyps off of the LPS and Softies.

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Well, first the Orange Butterflyfish, Klein's Butterflyfish (Chaetodon kleini)
needs a 125g. Sounds like they are a hit or miss though.
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They grow to 5.5 inches. It would survive in my 55g.
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It will gorge itself on your corals. I wouldn't do it
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They grow to 5.5 inches. It would survive in my 55g.

It isn't so much the size of the fish. They may need certain amount of room to swim, like tangs. I don't know much about butterfly's, but I do know that you shouldn't put fish in anything smaller then the tank they are supposed to be in. Surviving and thriving are two different words.

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Thanks for the advice guys. I just picked up a six line wrasse this morning about 11am. I saw the KB and I fell in love with it. I cannot wait to get a larger build. I want Tangs and Butterflies so bad!!!
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Butterflies are gorgeous. Just so dang finicky! Good luck with the six line.
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Thanks for the advice guys. I just picked up a six line wrasse this morning about 11am. I saw the KB and I fell in love with it. I cannot wait to get a larger build. I want Tangs and Butterflies so bad!!!

I know the feeling! The stocking limits of my Nanos can be quite frustrating! Six lines are always cool.
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