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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:58 pm Post subject: Keeping Auriga Butterfly (Chaetodon auriga) Reply with quote

 I  just  came  acorss  this  butterfly  at  a  LFS.  The  size  is  around  3"  and  i  he  fed  them  freeze  dried  blood  worms  and  he  happily  ate  it.  I  was  wondering  if  its  a  easy  fish  to  keep.  My  tank  is  36"  x  12"  x  24"(H).  It  already  has  a  maroon  clown  of  2",  a  domino  damsel  of  1.5",a  clarke  clown  of  arond  1  "  and  a  tentacle  animone.  The  tank  is  running  with  the  fish  in  it  for  like  a  month  now.  The  no2  is  zero.
 
 So  what  do  u  guys  suggest?  Should  i  go  for  it?  Its  not  very  costly.  I  think  its  for  Rs700  or  Rs800.  The  following  link  shows  the  pic  of  butterfly  just  in  case  u  guys  call  it  something  else.
 
 
 
 http://saltaquarium.about.com/library/photos/blpicfishaurigabutterfly.htm
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 Apurva,
 
 Butterfly  fish  are  the  most  beautiful  fish  to  keep  in  a  FO  tank.  They  make  lovely  tankmates  although  a  little  difficult  to  keep  because  of  special  dietary  needs.  
 
 It  is  cool  that  it  is  eating  blood  worms.  
 
 Butterfly  fish  have  a  habbit  of  nipping  at  anemone  tentacles  and  bodies.  They  are  basically  Polyp  eaters  and  thus  it  is  never  safe  to  keep  butterfly  fish  in  a  tank  that  has  anemones  (any  kind  )  or  other  polyped  corals  etc.  
 
 Get  rid  of  your  anemones  and  you  can  keep  a  few  butterflies  in  your  tank    :lol:  
 
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 Hmmm!  Sounds  fine  But  i  again  feel  that  my  marron  clown  wont  let  the  butterfly  get  close  to  the  animone.  Is  does  not  even  allow  my  domino  damsel  close  to  it.  Lets  see  what  others  also  have  to  say  about  keeping  the  butterfly  and  how  easy  is  it!
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 Butterflies  shouldnt  be  kept  with  anemones,  as  they  keep  nipping  at  the  anemone,  and  this  will  send  the  anemone  into  stress,  and  it  will  try  to  move,  and  hide  and  mess  up  the  place.  I  would  recommend  you  setup  a  separate  tank  without  any  inverts  for  butterflies.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:41 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

 Hi,
 This  butterfly  is  one  of  the  easiest  to  keep  in  my  opinion.  They  adapt  easily  to  dry  foods.  If  you  want  to  keep  them  in  top  health  you  need  to  feed  them  green  mussels.
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 I  am  getting  convinced  that  i  should  buy  it!  I  have  come  across  any  -ve  points  except  the  animone  thingy!
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 Shocked  the  butterfly  you  plan  to  buy  looks  gorgeous...go  for  it  apurva!Like  you  said,normally  the  clown  does  a  good  job  of  keeping  un-invited  visitors  away.My  clown  would  keep  damsels  atleast  6  inches  away  from  his  green  carpet!But  I  dont  know,if  your  auriga  gets  particularly  hungry...?try  it  out!and  let  us  know.
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 I  already  bought  it  yesterday!  My  yesterdays  shopping  list  includes:-
 
 Auriga  Butterfly  3"  
 Regal  Tang  1.5"
 Azoo  Freezed  Dry  Tubefiux  worms
 Deep  Freezed  Brine  Smrimp  (Butterfly  loves  them)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:48 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

 Hi  Apurva
 
 Congrats  on  your  purchase  of  Butterfly.  Please  keep  us  updated  on  how  it  handles  your  anemone.
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 Well  if  it  handles  roughly  it  goes  back  to  the  LFS!  But  i  havent  observed  any  weired  behavious  from  him  as  of  now.  Well  i  have  another  small  marron  animone  which  i  had  almost  forgoten  about!  Its  around  1cm  in  diameter.  I  saw  the  auriga  pick  on  it  once  last  night!  The  worst  part  is  the  animone  is  stuck  so  nicely  to  the  rock  that  i  cant  remove  it  also!  I  dont  mind  parting  with  it!  Looks  like  its  gonna  face  its  faith!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:24 am Post subject: Butterfly and tang Reply with quote

 Hi  Apurva,
 Hope  your  fish  and  of  course  u  are  doing  well.
 Just  curious.,  how  much  did  u  pay  for  the  regal  tang?
 kindly  pm  me  the  price.
 Thks,
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 They  are  easy  to  maintain  ina  FO  tank  and  you  can  always  give  them  a  varried  diet  like  pellets,  flakes  and  freeze  dried  worms.  
 
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 WEll  i  have  tired  feeding  him  Azoo  Freezed  tubefix  worms  (cubes)  ,  Azoo  pellets,  veggie  delight  (todays)  flakezs,  Freezed  brine  shrimp.  But  he  only  seems  to  eat  the  tubefix!  Sad  With  the  rest  of  food  he  takes  it  in  his  mouth  and  throws  it  away!
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 Usual  duration  we  make  is  5  to  15  days.Be  little  patient.
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 10-15  days?  What  was  that  about?  Vidul  anyways  i  paid  XXXX/-  for  the  regal  tang!
 
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