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Old 10-20-2005, 04:49 PM   #11
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Another reason why people don't suggest butterflies is, like fluff said, they are not hardy fish and are tricky to get to eat. They also tend to get big. Back when I was a big noob I put a raccoon butterfly in my 29 and it ate like a hog, but it survived for like 3 months until it finally got too stressed one day. He was doing good though. Like they said already, I would get a raccoon if you are set on them.

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Old 10-22-2005, 09:00 PM   #12
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who is right?

I went to the LFS today to pick up a snowflake eel. The guy who works there, who is quite knowledgable and keeps an excellent store, told me that a snowlfake would get too big for my 72gal. Now I'm a little confused. No one who responded to my post spoke about this aspect and even Scott Michael's "Marine Fishes" claims that the minimum size necessary is a 30gal tank. Although, I can see what the LFS guy is saying when the max length of the eel is over 2ft. Does anyone have an opinion on this?

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Im quite positive we all agreed the snowflake would be fine in the 72gal, I have not seen a snowflake over 2 feet as I believe the max length is 2 feet total. You will be fine.
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:51 AM   #14
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I agree with Stripes

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