Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 107
Butterflys

Just a general question. Butterfly's are some of the most beautiful fish in my opinion. With that being said. Which are the easiest to take care of and the hardiest? My research and asking my dad says that raccoon butterfly's are the hardiest. Also do they do well in pairs? My father thinks that they would and it would help one acclimate better and eat if it sees the other doing it. Any suggestions ?
__________________

__________________
Scelzin1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scelzin1 View Post
Just a general question. Butterfly's are some of the most beautiful fish in my opinion. With that being said. Which are the easiest to take care of and the hardiest? My research and asking my dad says that raccoon butterfly's are the hardiest. Also do they do well in pairs? My father thinks that they would and it would help one acclimate better and eat if it sees the other doing it. Any suggestions ?
To the best of my knowledge no butterfly is hardy. They are pretty much all tough to keep. I wouldn't keep them in pairs as they will fight.
__________________

__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
My LFS says that Pyramids are hearty too. I've never had luck with them, so I do not even consider them anymore.
__________________
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 08:07 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Fayetteville, PA
Posts: 5
I too really like Butterflies and one day hope to have a tank full of multiple butterfly fish. I have tried a few different butterflies and found that the Raccoon was one of the more difficult. I could never get mine to eat and it just wasted away. My best luck has been with a Orange/Klein Butterfly. I've had it in my 180 gallon for over a year and a half and it is doing great. Even holds its own with my Majestic Angel, Harlequin Tusk and Sailfin Tang. Eats great and is not shy.
__________________
MikeG222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 09:48 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Whatever you buy, make sure you see it eat at the LFS before paying for it.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 11:13 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 107
Will do. Thank you mr x. In your experience what is the hardiest type of butterfly?
__________________
Scelzin1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 11:17 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
I never liked to keep any of them. If I had to choose, I would say Heniochus.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 12:52 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bettaowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,981
I agree with the heniochus. Auriga butterflyfish could be another easy option
__________________

__________________
Rule number one: Always research a fish before you buy it.

Rule number two: Always cycle your tank.
bettaowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.