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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey There, I have been out of the hobby for about 6 years now. I had a 75 gallon FOWLR for a few years before having to sell it because i was moving. I really enjoyed the hobby and have wanted to get back into it for a while now, but my memory on compatibility is a bit off now. I am deciding...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, can somebody please tell me what this fish is exactly. Thank you :help: htt p: //im gur .com/ a/OXA5j Hint: Copy and paste the link above to view the fish. The site will not let me post links because i only have 2 posts :/
  3. 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...
  4. "Soft" corals
    Trying to identify these? They came on a little rock and then spread across a lot of my tank, and I was a big fan.. now after a year or so they've rapidly mostly disappeared over the past couple weeks (can't find anything obviously wrong with water quality). I don't know what they're called to...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey I just realize this a couple of days ago I say stuff on my thread fin butterfly's noes and looked up some deseases it may be colyflower but I don't know any help is much appreciated like what it is is it contagious and what should I do. The tank is a 55 gallon tank his tabkmates are a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Can I keep a Black and White Heniochnus Butterflyfish in a 40 breeder?
  7. Reef Fish
    Hello again! I feel like I've been posting a bit much.... :o I'm getting a whole bunch of new critters for my tank in a couple weeks and just want to make sure everything is going to do well (what I should and shouldn't get) before I just go buy the animals. :) Anyway, back to my question...
  8. Reef Fish
    Hello everyone I'm new! Anyway I'm just wondering if I could keep a butterfly fish in my nano? I have a black Molly at the moment... I Used to have a clown and a gamma but they died after 3 months:(
  9. Reef Fish
    Hey all. I'm new to this site site, and I wanted to get some thoughts/opinions/ideas on stocking suggestions. Here's my specs. I've got a 55 gallon FOWLR with about 60 lbs of live rock. I've got a wet/dry filter as well as a cannister filter as backup/mechanical filtration. I also have...
  10. Reef Fish
    Hi i am looking to get a couple of more fish for my 6ft tank i was just wondering are the copperband butterflys reef safe?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I've had a longnose butterfly for about 2 weeks now. When I first got him, he was eating the frozen Mysis shrimp I was feeding. However for the past 2 days he wants nothing to do with the Mysis. What else should I be feeding? I only feed once a day, in the evenings.
  12. Reef Fish
    I have a one spot foxface who changes colors very often depending where in the tank (55 gal) he is hanging out. I also have a butterfly who has a white body lots of yellow trim around body on all fins and a black stripe down his head across his eyes. My one spot foxface has been hanging out...
  13. General classifieds
    Perfectly healthy Long Nose Butterfly Fish for sale..! He is a good fish and eats like a champ. Mostly frozen brine shrimp cubes. He just has a taste for my Colt Coral and Yellow Fiji Leather. I have had the fish for 5 months and he needs a good home. Im located in Grand Forks, ND. Any...
  14. Reef Fish
    The title says it all. I watched him eat at the store but when we got home, he doesn't look like he has touched anything. It has been about 36 hours since I got him home and acclimated. From time to time he looks like he is stressed in the way that he is swimming but for the most part nothing...
  15. 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/...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, im planning on purchasing a butterfly for my FOWLR tank. I know they are not considered easy fish to keep, but I have spoken to many other people saying otherwise. Any ideas? i really am interested in the Hiniochus, Pearlscale, Pakistani and Copperband. Any help would be appreciated :arg:
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello Reef Tank! I have been reading numerous threads on here and thought it was time to join! Anyway I have a Raccoon Butterfly that had a single white sport appear on the tip of his back fin last friday or so. On Saturday there were 2 more (one on each side fin). I moved him to a QT tank...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I walked in this morning to Find my New Auriga Butterfly laying on the sandbed Lying on its side, and Breathing Heavily.He has a White Mucus on him, looks like he is bleeding around his mouth, and hus body had some bloody places.Everyone in the tank has been very peaceful with him, Even my...
  19. Reef Fish
    Hi everybody. I would like to get a pyramid butterfly sometime and I was wondering if anyone could tell me about them or give me a good link. All I know is that they are reef safe and are planktivores. Thanks!
  20. Reef Fish
    Hello, I am thinking about getting either a Saddleback Butterfly (Chaetodon ephippium) or a Longnose Butterly (Forcipiger flavissimus) for my aquarium that will eventually have corals. I know that some individuals of these species are more reef safe than others of the same species, but in...
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