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Old 02-26-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
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Butterfly.

Any one got any idea which kind of butterfly is suitable for beginner? I want one that is omnivore, which will consume flakes, easy to start eating when purchased and hardy type. Any idea? BTW I want one that will not disturb tube worms/feather duster.
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Old 02-26-2004, 10:40 AM   #2
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There is a sub species of Heniochus that is a plankton eater exclusively. I will have to try to find the latin name for you, but that is your best bet from what you have described.

Now...there is no such thing as a butterfly suited for a beginner. They are all delicate and require pristine water.

Sorry...
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Old 02-27-2004, 03:12 PM   #3
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A little research....here ya go

Longfin Bannerfish = Heniochus acuminatus
The Longfin Bannerfish is recognised by the long tapering dorsal filament, white body with two broad black bands, and yellow soft dorsal and caudal fins.
Schooling Bannerfish = Heniochus diphreutes. It looks very similar, but is distinguished by a more rounded profile under the head, a shorter snout , the second black band is located further forward on the anal fin, and a difference in the number of dorsal spines (12 vs 11). This species grows to around 25cm and eats zooplankton and bottom-living invertebrates
Actually, their are 8 species in this Genera: Heniochus
Species:
acuminatus
chrysostomus
diphreutes
intermedius
monoceros
pleurotaenia
singularius
varius
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