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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi There! I have a 55 Gallon Reef Tank, 9 months old. Tank Members: 2 Clownfish 2 Pajama Cardinals 1 Bi Colored Blenny 1 Kleins Butterfly 1 Porcelain Crab 1 Black Long Spike Sea Urchin Green Bubble Tip Anemone Various Snails and Corals I just returned from being out of town to find a couple...
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    Hello all, I am looking for some advice on feeding the yellow longnose butterfly fish. My tank has always been feeding on using the New life spectrum 1mm pellets and as always the fish are healthy and used to absolutely love it. However recently I purchased a Yellow longnose butterfly despites...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    DISCLAIMER: NEW MEMBER / NEW REEF HOBBYIST, so go easy lol So, I have a quandary, as I have learnt, these are my tank details: - 75g SW w/ Live Rock Fish & 1 Green Star Polyp - 2 Hydor Powerheads @ 850gph - 1 HOB 125g SeaClone Skimmmer (Crap I know, will be replaced) - 1 HOB filterbox @ 450g...
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    Hi there. I have found a great LFS that often tells me not to buy something because it won't do well in my tank. Result - things are going well. But I have recently got some Aiptasia. I have treated it with Aiptasia Rx, but probably haven't got all of it. I wanted to get a Copperbanded Butterfly...
  5. Tank Specs
    120 gallon with 55 gallon sump. Octopus skimmer, refugium with live rock, 120 pounds live sand, 120 pounds live rock, 2 300 watt submersible heaters, clearmax bags, sock. Fowlr set up, temp 78, amonia 0, nitrate 0, nitrite 0, ph 8.2 have blue leg hermits, white leg hermits, trochus snails, other...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    The Nervous butterfly. 75 Gallon tank setup up for reef tank. 100lbs life rock. plus ocean sand. 54 watts HO lights 2 White, 2 Actinic. I got a butterfly fish about 1 week ago from a local fish guy. Pulled from the water that day. At first it would hide for a couple of days. Then it came out...
  7. Reef Fish
    Hey all just got a pearlscale butterfly fish for my 125 fowlr, right now he is chilling in my ten gallon and I gotta get him feeding then send him through qt
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ok so this thing on my butterfly fish kinda just like grew over the time of about a week its white kinda looks spongy but its weird and i just need some info on it please. thanks
  9. Reef Fish
    Can I have a pearlscale butterfly fish in a 180L tank or any other type of butterfly fish?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, What would you suggest to feed one these? Can they be trained on frozen foods?
  11. Reef Fish
    The only "reef safe" butterfly I have found so far are the Yellow Pyramid Butterfly...any others? Has anyone kept Pakistani butterflies? I know they eat stony corals...just wondering if anyone has had experience with them in a reef and gotten them to except other foods. :fish: Any butterfly...
  12. Reef Fish
    Hello, I have been recently researching different types of fish and trying to put together some sort of list to figure out what I order I would like to get my fish in, and what I think I should keep in the aquarium. Nothing is final and I'm not exactly decided just trying to get some of the "not...
  13. Reef Fish
    Has anyone had any experience with masked butterfly fish? or know if they're reef safe or not? I would like to get a butterfly fish for my 120 gallon SPS tank, and I've heard butterfly fish are ok with sps...is this true? :fish:
  14. General Reef Discussion
    So in my 55 gallon FOWLR, I am really looking forward too adding a butterfly. (Yes i know the upkeep:funny:) What would work the best in my tank? I really like the Yellow Long Nosed and Pearlscale. Any experiences? I have a HOB skimmer, fluval 305 canister, UV sterilizer, and 40 pounds of LR w/...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone. It's been a while since I've been on here but I've got a 125 (6' long) reef tank set up for about 1 1/2 years now, I'm considering a butterfly fish. Now I know there are only a handful that are even sort of reef safe so I'm wondering what anyones experiences are with them in a...
  16. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    I recently lost three fish I would like to replace: a Heniochus, a Blue Angel and a Sailfin Tang. If anybody out there has one of these that can spare I am willing to buy it.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I love the look of butterfly fish. Their colors are great and their spiky attributes are badass. I've heard they can be quite aggressive and more of a challenge to keep. I don't have any corals and I check my water parameters about every other week.. I currently have a small true perc clown...
  18. Reef Fish
    I have a 135g FOWLR tank. Would an Auriga Butterfly fish be compatible with the following that I already have: Yellow Tang Fairy Wrasse Purple Firefish Chromis Yellow Watchman Goby Ocellaris Clown Cleaner Shrimp Peppermint Shrimp Pistol Shrimp Various snails and hermits Thanks for the help.
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering if any one has any experiance with these fish , thinking of setting up a fish only tank with one of these with a regal and porcupine puffer. The tank will be 55 gallon ( I know to small for a regal , she came off a friend who won't put her back in his tank due to ich issues )...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, As you guys may or may not know I have a HUGE aiptasia problem. Not the kind of problem like a "drinking problem" where I can't get enough of them, the other kind where I CAN'T GET RID OF THEM!!!! I have added about 15 peppermint shrimp to my tank and they are slowly taking care of the...
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