Angels and Butterflies

Discussion in 'Fish Only Tanks, Predator Tanks' started by viper357, 1 Jul 2007.

  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I am tired of corals.

    Can I have a tank mixed with tangs, angels and butterflies?

    My proposed new fish list...

    Regal angel

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    Pakistani butterfly

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    Long Nose butterfly

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    Copperbanded butterfly

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    Blue faced angel

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    Emperor angel

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    Orange tail butterfly

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    Flame angel

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    Vagabond butterfly

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    Tinker's butterfly

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    viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    dot and dash butterfly

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    red back butterfly

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    Meyer's butterfly

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  4. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator

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    go ahead man!thats how i started of FOWLR 13 years ago.angels and butterflys are such beautiful fish to watch.make sure when you adding in your angels.you do so all at once or small ones first and then the larger as they fight like tangs.
     
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    Alan Admin

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    Damn, some nice fish there. I don't see a problem with the mix of surgeons, butterflies and angels. The only problem is a lot of these fish have specialised diets so make sure they eating before you buy them.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator

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    a good marine mix usually sorts out these guys diets as it contains a bit of everything in it
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator

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    dean do you dive?if so itll be lekker to catch your own specimens for your FOWLR,i found that i appreciate my tank more with the fish i catch rather than the ones i buy.but you obviously gotta buy certain fish thats not found in our waters
     
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    Regal Angel and CBB are my best fish of all time..... I also being toying with the idea of loosing my corals and going FOWLR....
     
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    no u wont !!!!
     
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    At least keep some low light, easy to keep softies and shrooms.
     
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    Everything will work except the meyers. They are specialised feeders, only eating the polyps off sps corals.
     
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    so keep the sps dean:p
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator

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    im sure there must be some special food for the meyers other than SPS
     
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    We have a lot of Lunulas and Vagabonds here but I am too scared to put them in because of the kak water we have here. My kids always catch em with no 24 hooks
     
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    got some butterflys and 1 angel in a 2 ft tank.they look awsome.thought i'll start up my FOWLR again
     
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    Yeah good idea mekaeel, toss all those corals and do a lovely FOWLR tank ;)

    Just imagine, never have to worry about calcium, alkalinity and dosing this and dosing that :lol:
     
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    :lol: remember those days.cheap way out.im defniatley gonna get a bigger tank at a later stage when i move to a bigger place
     
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    Dont tempt me!
     
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    alan.didnt you start up a FOWLR ?
     
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    Still trying to get there Mekaeel, Business, IMACSA, MASA, DRC, Tank and family, just dont seem to have time at the moment.
    That reminds me, do you still have that 5ft stand?
     
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    leme know when you ready to setup,will give you a hand.and yip still got the 5 ft stand.
     

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