Poor mans moorish idol

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by Rax123, 16 May 2008.

  1. Rax123

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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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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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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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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    likewise,dont see any LFS selling these things.
    by the way Rax,if you can snorkle and catch fish,go out to vetchies and check there,lots available ;)
     
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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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    im so jealous that i dont live at a warm sea!!!!
     
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    Hey our season has been extremeley poor in regards to fish catching...
     
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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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    cool glad you sorted out :)
    why not invest in Auto top up Rax,makes life much easier
     
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    Cool Rax! Glad to hear. Keep us updated on this then?
     
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    will do.:thumbup:
     
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    Quinton Smarty-pants Newbie

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    Muz has a very healthy one in his tank. Ask him if you want first hand experience.
     
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