Pakistani Butterfly (redtailed butterfly)

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  1. crispin

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    I have wanted a pair or small group of retailed butterfly for a while and have had my eye on one at an lfs for a couple of weeks, and i needed some retail theraps yesterday so i brought the fella. Its a truley beautiful adition to the tank although he is hammering my sponges and life on the LR fast. He tastes flakes but isnt eating hard, but feeds well with frozens (i figured thuis from seeing his tummy and knowing he had been in stores a while) I do suspect his nipping my palyzoanthids though which is worrying, although i have multiple tanks so i can move the corals if need be.


    but heres my newest fish, ill get a propper photo soonish as these arent great :)

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    Wow what a beauty. Hope he takes it easy on the corals. Enjoy him.
     
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    that is a stunning fish but from what i have read coral destroyers of note.
     
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    The more meaty foods you feed it, the less it'll chow your zoas, but it definitely will hit them. If your zoas are important to you, you can tuck them into crevices that the fish can't get to easily. They will survive but not flourish.

    Stunning fish and IMO far prettier and more intelligent than some lowly invertebrate. Why don't you use a speedlight to photograph your fish?
     
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    As johan (formerly of die visdam) would say"its an SPS-ivore):p

    Beautiful fish that crispin,the thing with butterflies is that a picture cant capture the fluid graceful swimming style...
     
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    he is feeding well on krill and red plancton (so is everything else) and not hitting the zoas that hard.....yet. I basically have a fish only tank so shifting some lowly inverts around to another tank isnt a huge issue:)

    i do have a speedlight, but i dont like the height it sits above the camera with a 100mm macro lense (which is what I like to shoot fish with) i still need to get an adaptor for my twin macro speedlight whicg then attaches right next to the lense and I am sure that will help. I will add in a couple of extra bulbs (2 more 80w) and see if that helps with the ambient light.
     
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    ive read the pakistani wasnt so heavey on sps (not that it bothers me, sticks dont move and aint my personal fav) i'll check my resources again:)
     
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    105mm for fish is a bit challenging. You need to move away from the glass then, and that causes reflections. I've found 35mm or 50mm on medium format sensor to be ideal. No reflections then as you're right up against the glass. You can use apertures as high as f16 which will give you about 78 million times more depth of field than f25 with your 105mm. I know that you are aware of this. I'm just sharing my way of taking pics, as there are many ways to skin this cat.
     
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    Beautiful oke! Maybe look into starting a fish only tank.. Bet you are already thinking about it :p
     
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    agreed. i guess one of my biggest challenges is that I love to get in close and take specific very clkose in aspects of a fish with incredibly small DOF. Taking pics of an eye for example, and I do that all too often. I'll grab my 24-70mm and get some full body shots with that as well.

    also upping the lighting in the tank will allow me to use a smaller app (greater ambient light) and thus a shallower DOF. I'll work on it a bit :)
     
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    IVE tried to shoot a decent shot of this fish but its frustratingly difficult. the pattern on the sides and shape of the fish means that i need a very fast shutter speed or else the scales give motion blurr. that with a wide open appature setting (needed for faster shutter speeds) means that i battle with depth of field.

    anyway here are are few examples from this morning...

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    oh and excuse the cyano showing in some pics.....i just like a little red in the tank...

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    ummm u mean stunning fish?? there still isnt one pic here that I am satisfied with they dont do justice to the fish. the first one is a good try though, i'll work on it for u :)
     
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    Nice specimen Crispin, in-deed fish looks in gr8 health too...:yeahdude:
     
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    i'll send him to you if you send me a gem tang :)
     
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    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
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    Looking awesome
     
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