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looking for banner fish/coachman, has anyone seen any at the LFS in the Durban area?Thanx
 

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Hi Rax - what size tank do you have? These fish (heniochus) are in fact a type of butterfly fish. Which require a HUGE amount of pods to be kept happy and to survive... And they also need to be fed a LOT of food.

So - if you have a big enough tank (300 liters upwards) and a really DECENT skimmer to handle the extra feeding - then by all means - go ahead!

Cheers mate.

BTW: it has been QUITE a long while since I heard of these fish being sold.... I wonder why?
 
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Finny Flipper in East London just got a couple in with their last shipment.. Bit far for you though, best bet just to catch them!
 
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According the all books I`ve read, the banner is the easiest butterfly to keep. I did have one, ate like a pig always hungry, died when I was away on holiday(salinity up,alot off evaporation ),person left in-charge didnt top-up.

Called one of our LFS today, will be getting some next Saturday.:slayer:
 

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