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Bannerfish?

Post by Pufferfreak on October 27th 2008, 9:47 pm

I have seen a bannerfish at my LFS, i think they are pretty rare, not sure though. These are one of the marine fish i know next to nothing about. Are they algae eaters and how big do they get?

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Post by crazedpuffer on October 28th 2008, 3:34 pm

Nahh they aren't rare.
There are 2 types (most commonly just called bannerfish) that look almost identical, the schooling banner and the regular banner.
Regular banners will destory a reef tank and nip at algae a big, and grow quite large (around 8 inchesish) and likes lots of room, and don't like other banners. The Schooling banners however like to school with others of the same species and are completely reef safe, the rest of the care is the same.

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Post by Pufferfreak on October 28th 2008, 6:17 pm

How do you tell the difference between them?

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Post by crazedpuffer on November 1st 2008, 10:50 am

There is a slight difference in head shape, I've never seen them mislabeled at a LFS though.

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Post by Pufferfreak on November 6th 2008, 11:13 pm

Okay thanks CP, i will try to get a pic of it and post it here.

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Post by Pufferfreak on November 15th 2008, 10:53 pm

Well hes gone so so much for that. They may get another one in though.

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Post by ~ocean on August 19th 2009, 2:02 pm

banner fish are quite small. not prefered by me.

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Post by Pufferfreak on August 30th 2010, 11:12 pm

Lol what is!?

Jk. You and your monster fish.

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