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Old 06-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #11
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I highly suggest a fuzzy dwarf lion fish! They are amazing! They can take a few weeks to get used to the new home but worth it. Alice (our FDLF) follows us whenever we are close to the tank and will watch us working on her tank on our small 8 gallon right next to hers. Watch her hunt is amazing! We are feeding live food still. When she sees the net she will squirt water at you. I love our fish!!
I agree, I love dwarf lions, this is my dwarf antennata.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:02 PM   #12
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A 55 is too small for a butterfly . Sorry
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:24 PM   #13
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A 55 is too small for a butterfly . Sorry
Really? I read several place that a 50+ is big enough? That is with the Klein Butterfly
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I highly suggest a fuzzy dwarf lion fish! They are amazing! They can take a few weeks to get used to the new home but worth it. Alice (our FDLF) follows us whenever we are close to the tank and will watch us working on her tank on our small 8 gallon right next to hers. Watch her hunt is amazing! We are feeding live food still. When she sees the net she will squirt water at you. I love our fish!!
I'd like to set up another tank for preds, but sticking with community for this one. Thanks tho, i will definitely get one when I do, they sound/look awesome!
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They are! We very much enjoy ours! We are getting a male in a few weeks for our female. Not going to breed (no home aquarist has successfully breed them) but to coexist you need the opposite sex.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:13 AM   #16
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I dont think any butterflies are reef safe if you want corals.
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I dont think any butterflies are reef safe if you want corals.
I don't even have the lighting for corals, anemones are fine tho, right?
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if you don't have enough light for corals then you definitely don't have enough for an anemone. they require super high light, pristine water and an established tank.

As far as butterfly fish, I had a Kleins and he made it for about 2-3 months and just died one day out of the blue. He was eating frozen food like a pig so that wasn't the issue but he was healthy when I went to bed and dead the next am. I choose the Kleins because based on research they are supposed to be one of the easier butterflys to keep.

i know have a copperband butterfly in my 125g reef tank and it's been a few months and he is eating and doing well. The copperbands are notoriously hard to keep too so I am on the lookout for any issues. The one I got was hand fed and qt'ed for about 3 weeks before I got him so I felt a little better about getting him. Not sure if I would recommend a butterfly to anyone though, beautiful fish but really hard to keep alive.

Good luck with your tank though!
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if you don't have enough light for corals then you definitely don't have enough for an anemone. they require super high light, pristine water and an established tank.

As far as butterfly fish, I had a Kleins and he made it for about 2-3 months and just died one day out of the blue. He was eating frozen food like a pig so that wasn't the issue but he was healthy when I went to bed and dead the next am. I choose the Kleins because based on research they are supposed to be one of the easier butterflys to keep.

i know have a copperband butterfly in my 125g reef tank and it's been a few months and he is eating and doing well. The copperbands are notoriously hard to keep too so I am on the lookout for any issues. The one I got was hand fed and qt'ed for about 3 weeks before I got him so I felt a little better about getting him. Not sure if I would recommend a butterfly to anyone though, beautiful fish but really hard to keep alive.

Good luck with your tank though!
Thanks for the advice!
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