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PostSubject: Tinker's Butterflyfish   Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:13 pm



Common Name Tinker's Butterfly
Also known as Tinker Butterfly, Tinkeri Butterfly, Tinkers Butterfly, Tinkeri Butterflyfish

This is a striking deepwater species that is one of the most durable aquarium butterflyfishes. It will accept most aquarium foods. If you're looking at this you know is one great butterfly! It is generally hardy and tends to ignore unrelated fish species. It is a bold species that tends to spend most of its time in the open. It can be employed to clean live rock of glass anemones, however, it will also feed on some of the more desirable invertebrates living on the rock, like fan worms. .

Sizes Usually around 3"-4". Seldom are they much smaller or larger.

Range in Nature Central and South Pacific

Minimum Aquarium Size 55Gallon

Diet and Feeding Omnivorous, feed marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp and frozen preparations.

Reef Aquarium Compatibility While it is often housed in reef tanks, there is a risk it will nip at or eat sessile invertebrates and corals.
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