Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
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 04-22-2012, 12:37 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jlsardina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,581
Send a message via AIM to Jlsardina
One should be fine- but I wouldn't add more than that. Also- it would depend on other fish in the aquarium since you don't want to overstock the tank.

"The most distinguishing feature of the Schooling Bannerfish Heniochus diphreutes is its rounder breast and less protruding snout."
- liveaquaria

Try going on liveaquaria and searching banner fish to see the difference between the two

__________________
Jlsardina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 01:11 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Nu-Nu the eel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,455
Okay dokey thanks the only other large fish that will be in the tank is a one spot foxface. Its a 66 gallon tank. The rest are nano fish
__________________
Nu-Nu the eel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 01:32 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jlsardina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,581
Send a message via AIM to Jlsardina
If you are doing two large fish- I wouldn't add any more than two nano fish.
__________________
Jlsardina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 10:10 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
I think youll be fine just keep up with the water quality. Is that you nunu? In the pic?
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 10:55 PM   #25
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
None of the bannerfish are completely reef safe and may consume coral polyps, invertebrates, etc. The other downside is that they become fairly aggressive as they age and get quite large. I used to have 3 or 4 in a 500g and over time, as they grew, they became dominant towards all other fish and eventually only one bannerfish remained. I don't personally recommend these fish for any tank under 180g.
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 02:39 PM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Nu-Nu the eel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,455
Haha yes crister thats me at the beach

and okay we will rethink the whole schooling bannerfish thing. If they dont live a good life in my tank i dont think i want one. I really want a fish like that though... Anything els that has long flowing fins like the bannerfish?
__________________
Nu-Nu the eel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 09:51 PM   #27
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
If you had a bigger tank I would say a batfish............... Lemme think on that for awhile.
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #28
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
IDK what other fish you have but if theyre decent sized you could get a marine betta. Theyre a type of grouper but have elegant flowing fins like you want lol. Or if you like fish like triggers you could get a filefish. Theyre really really awesome.
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 10:22 PM   #29
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by crister13
IDK what other fish you have but if theyre decent sized you could get a marine betta. Theyre a type of grouper but have elegant flowing fins like you want lol. Or if you like fish like triggers you could get a filefish. Theyre really really awesome.
Reef safe? Those guys really are cool!! I love unique fish, thats what its all about.

Batfish?
__________________
Gboy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 10:32 PM   #30
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
If you had a 150 ya I would say batfish. Check out orbivulate batfish on google. I have one as my centerpiece! The filefish and betta im not sure about if theyre reef safe or not, but I have a trigger AND a grouper in my reef sooo.............. ya. They wont bother corals.
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #31
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jlsardina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,581
Send a message via AIM to Jlsardina
Quote:
Originally Posted by crister13
If you had a 150 ya I would say batfish. Check out orbivulate batfish on google. I have one as my centerpiece! The filefish and betta im not sure about if theyre reef safe or not, but I have a trigger AND a grouper in my reef sooo.............. ya. They wont bother corals.
Lol. But there may be missing inverts
__________________
Jlsardina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #32
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jlsardina

Lol. But there may be missing inverts
Lol yeah the betta would get some inverts for sure.

Hopefully the filefish is reef safe though!! I would love one! Whats their behavior like?
__________________
Gboy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 11:06 PM   #33
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
Ive heard theyre usually pretty timid.
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 12:19 AM   #34
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by crister13
Ive heard theyre usually pretty timid.
I thought so too. Invert and coral safe? I heard they bury themselves..? Maybe thats wrong
__________________
Gboy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #35
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
Marine bettas have fairly small mouths, mainly shrimp would be the issue. What type of filefish are you considering, many kinds you know?
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 10:49 AM   #36
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Innovator
Marine bettas have fairly small mouths, mainly shrimp would be the issue. What type of filefish are you considering, many kinds you know?
Ha you tell me! I like them, but not any certain type.
__________________
Gboy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 11:32 AM   #37
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
The easiest filefish is the bristle/leatherjacket/aiptasia eating filefish, but they are mottled tan/brown...most filefish are not very big so hopefully you don't have a pred. tank
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #38
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
It looks cool, but im not sure if its reef compatible
__________________
Gboy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 01:08 PM   #39
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
They were fine in reefs for me (had 4), but each fish is different. Reef-safe isn't really a reliable term
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 01:36 PM   #40
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jlsardina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,581
Send a message via AIM to Jlsardina
Technically - reef safe should mean coral and invert safe. Many people just assume it means coral safe. Whenever I ask about a fish I no longer say is it reef safe- I say is it coral and invert safe. Inverts are an essential part of a reef tank and while they are cheap to replace- it gets expensive over time.
__________________
Jlsardina is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bannerfish, schooling

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tight schooling fish. Cichlid Kid Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 03-16-2012 07:38 PM
looking for schooling fish.... bowsNrams Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 03-14-2012 04:37 PM
Non schooling fish? Captain-azz Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 03-12-2012 12:56 AM
Small schooling fish Sniperhank Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 03-04-2012 08:43 PM
expert/experienced advice about schooling fish. Read this: gregcuoz Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 02-28-2012 09:04 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.