Difficult butterflys

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  1. CheriS

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    Hi all

    Has anyone tried keeping any of these difficult flys? Any luck?
    Would love to hear your comments.

    Chaetodon Ornatissimus(ornate butterfly)

    Chaetodon Larvatus(orangehead butterfly) or

    Chaetodon Meyeri(scrawld butterfly)
     
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    Stay away from em. Pretty much impossible unless you have a gigantic (like public aquarium sized) tank full of SPS to sustain them.
     
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    Yeah, I've caught and attempted a meyeri that I got in the Kei - waste of time due to the specific diet. Subsequently I ignore them.
     
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    Pity. All stunning flys.. Ps..coming to steal your yellow head haha
     
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    Yeeeeah, there are a lot of awesome flies that are easy though. Check out Chaetodon rafflesi and C. pelewensis. They look a lot better than the photos suggest and they're pretty tough.
     
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    You can try....


    You'd betta make a turn the next time you're in PE...
     
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    I've had a marleyi in my dt now for about a little more than 6 months and he is a dream to keep .
     
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    Thank you Adrian. Nice suggestions.

    I will Rich, promise. Hope the gf likes cooking! Hint hint..
     
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    Oooi! I'm the chef in the house, plus the GF's a vegetarian so it may well be better if I cook...
     
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    Oooooh already forgot she's a veg yes. Ok, so on the menu...crayfish, prawns...whahaha
     
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    Also have a marleyi. Year and a half old about. I see you keep yours with corals? Hasn't he tried nibbling?
     
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    It'l have to be cockroaches - PE is full of them a.t.m.

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    :eek:

    Bring it on!! As long as there is enough wine to dose it! :1:
     
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