Mitratus Butterflyfish (Chaetodon mitratus)

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi
    anyone kept one of these in a reef?
    Mitratus Butterflyfish (Chaetodon mitratus)
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    Keep him fed and he should be ok.
    Loves Nori and algae.
    Does not worry coral to much it's more inverts that he will hassle
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks!
     
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    Also loves worms, especially live ones
    He is not a big threat to clams, zoas, etc like a lot of other flies
     
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    If you looking for a stunning butterfly IMO and the bonus is they are completely reef safe check out Hemitaurichthys polylepis
     
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    Where is there one for sale? moola?
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    havent seen one, thinking of ordering one
     
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    what would their price range be? See on Live Aquaria they are over $300 What will they be about here in South Africa with our brilliant exchange rate?
     
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    Where would you get it? Somewhere in SA or overseas?
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i would import it
     
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    You didn't buy it so I did.:D




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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    But I saw them as they arrived
     
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    Great looking fish!
     
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    Really nice looking fish, even by butterfly standards.
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    In real life they are amazing, there is 1 left in jhb
     
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