NEw FIsh

Discussion in 'Butterfly Fish' started by ATP, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. ATPWell Known MemberMember

    My new fishes :)

    They're from hawaii.

    1st pic is aurigia butterfly
    2nd pic is teardrop butterfly
    3rd pic is (not a butterfly) moorish idol. (bannerfish which looks closely to a moorish is a butterfly though)


    I know MI's are really hard to take care, but I think I'm able to do it. My goal is atleast a year or two.
  2. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    amazing fish ..........their colors are fabooo...goodluck with them!

  3. lorabellWell Known MemberMember

    Theyre GEORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

  4. ATPWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks Shawnie and lorabell.

    The butterflies are allready showing good signs and are swimming everywhere. The MI is probably still adjusting to its new home.

    Here's a list of foods I'll try with the MI
    Mysis shrimp
    Formula one flakes
    Formula two frizen
    Some sort of other flake
    Reef Spectrum Pellets
    acrti pods

    If all else fails, I'll combine all of them into a paste with some clams and frezze thim with the clam shell. Thank I'll just toss in one of the shells.

    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
  5. bubblynutterWell Known MemberMember

    :( I cant see pics from work unless they are attached to the post.
    Stupid firewalls, I want to see the pics!!
  6. ATPWell Known MemberMember

    I'll go resize them and post them here :)
  7. ATPWell Known MemberMember

    The moorish is better :). He's not staying in the corner and is now moving around the island overflow. Circling non stop and on and on :)

    Attached Files:

  8. Betta WhispererWell Known MemberMember

    They are just stuning!!!
  9. ATPWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks Whisper.

    I just feed them just now. Turned off all of the powerheads and threw in some Ref Nutriotion Formula one flakes and this other reef nutrition flake. Butterflies are eating it (a little slow for the aurigia) and the idol is obesrving it. I think thats a better sign than ignoring it.

    Tomorrow, I'll try giving them some mysis (forzen) and I'll put some pellets in a dish for breakfast ;D

    I think he'll (idol) be able to live

    Mg-did not test

    I hate full water test...takes too much time
  10. bubblynutterWell Known MemberMember

    oh wow. They ARE stunning!
  11. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Beautiful fish ATP. Congrats!
  12. ATPWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks bubble and kent.

    The Moorish Idol still isn't eating. The Aurigia is eating better than yesterday and is always playing in and out of the rocks :)

    I allready created a special breakfast tomorrow for the idol. Since I couldn't feed him any of the formula one, formula two, the green flake thing, nori, mysis, reef pectrum pellets, and even arcti-pods, I used a mortar and that paste thing and mush um all up. Even gave it a little baby oysters>:D

    I than found a dead brain coral skeleton and press the nasty smelling fish food paste thing into the tiny holes and freeze them. I hope he likes the effort I put in. Now my hand smells like fish food. lol
  13. ATPWell Known MemberMember

    He didn't ate in the morning, but he picked at the food like 6 or 7 times tonight ;D

    I think I've just regained my confidence:D

  14. carlos413Valued MemberMember

    Nice fish.
  15. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    They're beautiful! Congratulations and best of luck to you with them!
  16. ATPWell Known MemberMember

    I'm starting to wonder if this fish is really worth all the hastle.

    He didn't eat this morning and I'm putting tons of food in the brain coral skeleton. My sump broke so now my ASM is down because I couoldn't fit in a backup sump and I my nautilus is kind of broken because there's a chip in one of the tubes so bubbles comes out. I'm also starting to see GHA on my rocks:-\

    I'll probably cut down a little bit on the metal halides.
  17. Morgan111Well Known MemberMember

    great looking fish hope the idol starts to eat for you
  18. Algae EaterWell Known MemberMember

    They are beautiful!
  19. ATPWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks morgan and algae eater.

    I'm not as worried as before about him not eating since he did ate a little last night. I'm woried about waterparameters. Lastweek, all nitrates, phosphates, was 0. I think when I test again tonight, it should be pretty high. :(
  20. SarrixxValued MemberMember

    + rep for taking the plunge with an idol ATP, you seem to be progressing nicely

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