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Sanchez - 2004-09-15
I have bought one Klein butterflyfish from the local marine fish shop, and I have to say that I have fallen in love with this fish.
It is not only hardy, but also clever and cute. I used to put the live Athemias in the strainer and feed my fishes with holding Athemias in the strainer, and suddenly a Klein butterflyfish got into the strainer to eat Athemia, so I could feel his movement, I could really play with him. I recommend beginners to buy this fish. In my opinion, it is fairly pretty. His colour would change to be a bit dull at night time. Now I also have other species of butterflyfish, Angelfish, Clownfish, Wrasses, Tangs, Cardinal, Dottyback as his tankmates, and they can cope well.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-02-26
    Mine is eating my corals I hate him for that.
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Dhritiman Datta - 2007-07-21
This is a great fish. I have kept them in a pair for many years. This fish should be bought when it is grown up as young specimens contain less fat in their body, and if it takes time to start eating, then it may be a problem.

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Adriana - 2004-10-30
This is my favorite butterflyfish. Even though I am an expert marine aquarist, I still like to keep them.

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Connor Leahy - 2009-09-25
We got the fish yesterday and he immediately started eating the mysis. He seems to get along well with the other tank mates and he's picking at algae all day long. He only dives into the rocks when he feels threatened. Otherwise he's out in the open all day.

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  • sean - 2012-08-10
    do you have any coral in your tank
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dan - 2011-02-09
That's amazing...12 years! I have recently purchased one but arrived to the shop with lymphocystis, had it in quarantine for over a month now and the virus is going finally :) can't wait to put him/her in my big reef tank.

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Anonymous - 2011-11-27
What is the Teardrop Butterfly Fish's Life Cycle..........................
(need answer-For marine science project Highschool Class)

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Bob - 2011-09-12
I have a Golden Butterfly and have had him for 6 months. And you are right, he is very beautiful and the showpiece of my 125 gallon aquarium where I have a good size butterfly collection.

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    Thomas - 2009-07-06
    Yeah, this is a great fish. It was very active the moment we put it in the tank and ate almost immediately. It ate everything we fed it and ate heartily; a good change for us as far as butterflyfish go. We love watching it swim and the trailing fin is my favorite part!.

    (- question- sadly, it died because it got sucked onto the filter tube and couldn't get off before we noticed. we have a subtank filter sytem. we've found some of our smaller fish in the sub tank before so we put a net over the top of the tube. now, it is like a death trap and fish that get stuck on the net get the life sucked out of them. we've taken the net back off, but now, found our small mimic tang stuck in the subtank (thankfully alive). does anyone have any ideas for a solution to our problem?)

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    • Jon - 2010-12-22
      If your drain tube is near the surface just turn it upwards so that it sits barely under the surface this will create good surface movement and prevent them from being sucked up. If it's a bottom drain you can make a kind of a snorkel to bring the drain to the surface of the tank and hide it with some well placed live rock. Also this helps with the removal of protein waste as I'm sure you know oil floats on water. Hope this helps.
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    wayne - 2007-05-18
    Excellent beginner butterfly. This is a very peaceful fish and a joy to watch!

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    • Russell Walden - 2010-09-13
      I have a red-sea 250, well stocked with live rock, currently 4 fish, but would like to get a long-nose. IS IT TOO EARLY TO ADMIT SUCH A DELICATE FISH?
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    Richelle - 2010-03-15
    I think the golden butterfly fish is very pretty. It has a wonderful bright color. I think that it should be my pet someday but my parents will never approve.

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