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Old 08-13-2005, 12:10 AM   #1
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Pakistan butterfly in a 29 gallon?

This might not sound good but can I keep a pakistan butterfly in a 29 gallon? They only get 6" long and I plan on having only him with a yellowtail damsel and an arrow crab. I have around 20 pounds of lr and good filtration. The one that I want is also eating. What do you think?
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Pakistan butterfly

I have a 1/2 year old 29 gallon with about 20 pounds of lr, an arrow crab, and a yellowtail damsel. I really want this tiny pakistan butterfly at the fish store. They only get 6" long and it is eating really well. Do you guys think that I could get it? Also, does anyone have experience with them? Please share if you do. TIA
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I would say no. Butterfly fish in general aren't the hardiest of fish and most are pretty hard to feed. A six inch fish would not be happy in a tank that small. Also, 20lbs of liverock isn't enough to sustain a butterfly fish.

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Here are some sites with some info on this particular fish. Tank sizes suggested are anywhere from 50-75. HTH

http://www.seatrademarine.com/Mercha...ategory_Code=B


http://www.marinedepotlive.com/pakis...utterflys.html


http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=268
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Re: Pakistan butterfly

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I have a 1/2 year old 29 gallon with about 20 pounds of lr, an arrow crab, and a yellowtail damsel. I really want this tiny pakistan butterfly at the fish store. They only get 6" long and it is eating really well. Do you guys think that I could get it? Also, does anyone have experience with them? Please share if you do. TIA
No, it definitely would not be good. For sure, the arrow crab will be a treat for the 'fly.
I keep mine in a 90g tank. Even so, he rules the roost over the other 'flys as well as the naso tang.
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