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Old 11-02-2011, 11:06 PM   #1
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Butterfly fish, help choosing

Really like butterflyfish and banner fish but am having a hard time figuring out which to buy..

My favorites are Auriga Butterflyfish, raccoon butterflyfish, schooling banner fish, longfin banner fish, etc.. Pretty much all colorful banner fish and butterflyfish..

I have a 90 gallon fowlr and purchased a racoon butterflyfish, but he died in QT and am a bit gunshy to buy any more...

Also, I like foxface and yellow tangs.. So compatibility with them is a good thing...

Any comments or suggestions or concerns?

Currently have 2 clownfish, 2 firefish, a Lamark angelfish and 5 shrimp
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:41 AM   #2
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get what you like... yellow tang should be in a 6' tank though.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:38 AM   #3
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get what you like... yellow tang should be in a 6' tank though.
I don't want them to kill each other though. And want ones I can keep alive. I get attached to these fish I've noticed and so an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:50 AM   #4
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I've intensely studied some butterfly fish for my upcoming 90g build and let;s just say theres very few that are easy to care for. I'm probably going to go with a saddleback or double saddle butterfly.

I agree with the 6 foot tank for the tang though, unless ypu go with a tomini, other bristletooth or a kole tang. My yellow tang uses every inch of my 6 foot tank and it looks like he needs even more room. lol
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I have a fox face in my 90 and love it!
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I guess when I say "easy" I mean hardy.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:26 PM   #7
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Anybody have any they recommend or don't recommend and why?
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Anybody have any they recommend or don't recommend and why?
As far as butterflies or foxfaces?
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As far as butterflies or foxfaces?
Both
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I have a one spot. Good, hardy fish. I don't have experience with butterflies. Know they need a well established tank and are hard to take care of. Put a couple of pics of the one spot.
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