South African Butterfly fish

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  1. Tremayn

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    I have .... but its definately a FOWLER fish ... mine ate zoas like there was no tomorrow!
     
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    They're fine in a FOWLR, problem is that they are classed as cold-water butterflies, so if your tank temp is constantly above 20, death is imminent.
     
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    I agree.It is the same if you were to be on a treadmile at full pace 24/7.
    How long do you think you can survive?

    And the fact that they are picky eaters.Mine never took to pellets and or flakes.

    And almost no soft corals is safe with them in your tank!!

    On the bright side....i never had aptasia when i had my two local butterflys.:lol:
     
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    I've kept them for max 3 years. They are very common down here so I haven't bothered for a good 10 years or so...
     
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    Ours is 6 months old in a reef tank and takes flakes, rare exception though
     
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    Thy are on the red list ...
     
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    Barely, they're only there because their range is so limited.

    Chaetodon marleyi (Doublesash Butterflyfish)
    Status: Least Concern ver 3.1
    Pop. trend: stable

    Basically the order of "endangered" looks like this:
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    as you can see, as a "Least Concern", they are a long way from being extinct - same as your ex apolemichthys kingi.

    Damn, you like your "red list" fish Yuri.
     
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    There are 2 red list fish I will like
    Chaetodon litus and Centropyge resplendens
     
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    Strange choice of fish, Centropyge resplendens looks like the deformed, in-bred cousin of our jumping-bean (Centropyge acenthops) and any butterfly looks like Chaetodon litus at 2 in the morning.....

    pics for the non-latin speakers...

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    I do not know how you do it but you have found the ugliest photos of them on the net
    Lol :p
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    The top one is a Centropyge fisherit/resplendent hybrid that was maid by RTC
     
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    still looks like a jumping bean
     
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    my bad, just looking for the most attractive resplendent pic ('cause they are dog's balls ugly) I could find - didn't read the caption.
     
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    lol if the overseas guys see a doubleslash butterfly in your tanks they would go insane!
     
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    I guess we are more lucky in SA than we think. Sure we may pay an extra nut for a good skimmer over the USA guys but we can just go down to the coast and catch gem tangs, double slash buttferflies etc :) ... Obviously its best if you live in Indonesia lol
     
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    Indeed, that's why its called the soouth african butterfly :whistling:
     
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    I had a chat with a good friend of the owner of crown fish he informed me the fish was collected in Ghana (most likely a stray fish)
     
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