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titus
12-03-2011, 12:06 PM
Dec 2011

This months subject: Butterfly Fish.

Show us your what your special Buttefly Fish looks like.




Members please post info about their picture. This could include a picture title and camera specs.

Entries will be accepted until Dec 25th, 2011.

Please first upload your pictures to the Dec 11 POTM Category (http://www.canreef.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=3047), and then link the photo to the post in this thread. If you have troubles uploading or posting please pm me and we'll sort it out.


For the winner you will have a snazzy POTM badge placed beside your user name





Voting to take place Dec 25th through Dec 31st.





Contest Rules are as follows:

1) You must follow the guidelines given for each contest.

2) ALL members including vendors can enter.

3) Photos should be submitted no larger than 1024 x 768 and a max ppi of 300.

4) The photo must be taken by you, and as long as it fits the subject you're in!

5) Each member can post as many pictures as they want, but only ONE can be entered. Please specify which one when posting multiple pictures or it will be chosen for you.

6) Have Fun!

fishoholic
12-03-2011, 02:23 PM
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/Laurie_Morin/DSC_1328.jpg

paddyob
12-03-2011, 02:25 PM
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/Laurie_Morin/DSC_1328.jpg

Beautiful picture. I love these fish. Too bad I don't have the courage to attempt keeping one alive.

You have my vote already! LOL.

fishoholic
12-03-2011, 02:31 PM
Beautiful picture. I love these fish. Too bad I don't have the courage to attempt keeping one alive.

You have my vote already! LOL.

Thanks, ya they're a tricky fish. One I got lucky with and I had it for 4 years. I wasn't going to try another one but the one I have now came from someone who had it for almost a year and was shutting down his tank.

saltcreep
12-03-2011, 07:42 PM
Here's mine....

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz41/wetpets/Thailand/bflys.jpg

Leah
12-03-2011, 07:48 PM
Very nice.

paddyob
12-03-2011, 10:25 PM
Here's mine....

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz41/wetpets/Thailand/bflys.jpg

Where was this taken?

Nice shot.

marie
12-04-2011, 12:41 AM
This was technically supposed to be a close up of a coral frag..........

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/mariesnell/april2909029.jpg

saltcreep
12-04-2011, 12:59 AM
Where was this taken?

Nice shot.

Thanks. It was taken in the Similan Islands in Thailand in January.

BMahura
12-06-2011, 06:28 AM
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc415/Bmahura/9-1.jpg

The Grizz
12-07-2011, 02:16 AM
Not the best pic but I do love my CBB, it is close to 5" nose to tail & 4" top to bottom.

http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/GRIZZtheWELDER/14ed4ca6.jpg

Delphinus
12-07-2011, 06:40 AM
Some great photos so far! Here's one of mine. This is a Chaetodon ulietensis or double saddleback butterfly. Originally purchased to help keep majano under control, which all disappeared within a few weeks, and then aiptasia. Unfortunately after that he developed a taste for more expensive things so he now lives ina FOWLR. Had him about 2 years now I think. He can help dispel the myth that butterflyfish are peaceful fish, he is the king of his tank and lets the others know.

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/3047/medium/DSC_00191.jpg

reefwars
12-07-2011, 06:42 AM
http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/3047/medium/DSC_00191.jpg


awesome pic tony man its got my vote....wait now can mods win???:):)jk great pic:)

Delphinus
12-07-2011, 06:53 AM
Thanks man, haha it's one of about 100 attempts. I had to switch cameras too, the first one I used just utterly spooked him, not sure what was up with that, I think he was seeing the focus beam or something.

reefwars
12-07-2011, 06:58 AM
Thanks man, haha it's one of about 100 attempts. I had to switch cameras too, the first one I used just utterly spooked him, not sure what was up with that, I think he was seeing the focus beam or something.


its a beautiful pic and an awesome fish, i tried to get some pics the other night of a hitch hiker crab and i got the same results the focus light spooked him and he only comes out at night so hes a tricky bugger lol i take maybe a 100 pics just to get one lol im still learning the camera part of the hobby finally invested in a tri pod and im getting better for sure:)

fishoholic
12-14-2011, 08:44 PM
Bump

lastlight
12-14-2011, 08:47 PM
He can help dispel the myth that butterflyfish are peaceful fish, he is the king of his tank and lets the others know.

Nice pic Tony. I can confirm that fish is one aggressive and pushy little SOB. Trying to hand-feed the eel was fun with that bully nailing the shrimp.

Jaws
12-14-2011, 11:51 PM
Can I ask the people with Copperbands what you find them eating mostly in your tanks? Flake/Pellet/Cyclopeeze/Frozen, etc?

SeaHorse_Fanatic
12-15-2011, 12:15 AM
Where was this taken?

Nice shot.

His super-secret swimming pool reef tank:wink:

Jackie
12-15-2011, 12:29 AM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-T_bMYPHU5f8/TulBBVMtNSI/AAAAAAAADL0/qLUqbrXHkhU/s800/DancingWithTang.jpg

Reef Pilot
12-15-2011, 12:30 AM
Can I ask the people with Copperbands what you find them eating mostly in your tanks? Flake/Pellet/Cyclopeeze/Frozen, etc?
I started my Copperbands on frozen PE Mysis, then a few pieces of cut fresh clam. Later I converted them over to freeze dried Mysis and Plankton, which is mostly what is eaten today. Have not been able to get them to eat flake or pellets. They will take it in their mouths to try, but spit it right out. I also have Pearlscale ButterFly fish that eat pretty well anything, incl pellets and flakes. Started them on frozen PE Mysis, too, though. But the real good news is that they all eat aiptasia.

Zoaelite
12-15-2011, 12:35 AM
Mine goes after brine, mysis, white worms and hunts feather dusters & asptasia down like no other.

Actual submission:
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4416/mg9578.jpg (http://img856.imageshack.us/i/mg9578.jpg/)

You would think being a butterfly he would go after zoas :razz:, he's never shown interest luckily enough.
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/2184/img2936h.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/img2936h.jpg/)

Nano
12-15-2011, 12:40 AM
You would think being a butterfly he would go after zoas :razz:, he's never shown interest luckily enough.
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/2184/img2936h.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/img2936h.jpg/)

this ones got my vote as well as on the previous page "dancing with a Tang" to beautiful pictures! I love the color :smile:

Zoaelite
12-15-2011, 12:43 AM
I might change my upload in that case :lol:, why has no one else uploaded photos beside Tony and I?

I have a feeling that & the lack of sticky might be hindering the success of POTM. Uploading downgrades the quality of the photo, would be nice to see POTM back to it's old form.

Reef Pilot
12-15-2011, 12:46 AM
Mine goes after brine, mysis, white worms and hunts feather dusters & asptasia down like no other.

Actual submission:
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You would think being a butterfly he would go after zoas :razz:, he's never shown interest luckily enough.
[URL="http://img651.imageshack.us/i/img2936h.jpg/"]http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/2184/img2936h.jpg (http://img856.imageshack.us/i/mg9578.jpg/)
Yup, I like this one, too. Beautiful background to the fish....

Jaws
12-15-2011, 12:51 AM
How often are you guys feeding them?

Reef Pilot
12-15-2011, 12:59 AM
How often are you guys feeding them?
I feed mine small bits of food 3 or 4 times a day. He only gets a few bites each time, as the other fish clean up the food very quickly. That's why I feed more often.

The Grizz
12-15-2011, 01:04 AM
I might change my upload in that case :lol:, why has no one else uploaded photos beside Tony and I?

I have a feeling that & the lack of sticky might be hindering the success of POTM. Uploading downgrades the quality of the photo, would be nice to see POTM back to it's old form.

Mine & Laurie's are up there too


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Lance
12-15-2011, 01:10 AM
http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo151/lancefishtank/fishJune09/IMG_4051.jpg

fishoholic
12-15-2011, 01:27 AM
Can I ask the people with Copperbands what you find them eating mostly in your tanks? Flake/Pellet/Cyclopeeze/Frozen, etc?

PE mysis

I might change my upload in that case :lol:, why has no one else uploaded photos beside Tony and I?


For the record I like your 2nd pic better too. Check the first post for my pic :biggrin:

titus
12-17-2011, 10:31 AM
Hello,

zoaElite, your photo is gone. Can you please upload to our Photo Gallery instead? The link is provided on the first post of this thread.

Titus

Funky_Fish14
12-17-2011, 10:43 AM
Lots of great submissions so far! A lot of copperband action going on too, haha.
I love the pakistani butterflies by saltcreep on page 1. Dang! Its actually the next fish on my list of fish to get :D.

I'll be submitting a photo of my lattice butterfly shortly!

Zoaelite
12-17-2011, 06:28 PM
Hello,

zoaElite, your photo is gone. Can you please upload to our Photo Gallery instead? The link is provided on the first post of this thread.

Titus

It doesn't give me the option to upload to the Dec 2011 POTM and I can only see the photo Tony has submitted. Maybe my grouping is off? Is this just me?

patd
12-17-2011, 06:42 PM
Yup, I like this one, too. Beautiful background to the fish....

+1 - Rolling hills of Zoa - spectacular!

titus
12-20-2011, 12:47 PM
Hello,

It doesn't give me the option to upload to the Dec 2011 POTM and I can only see the photo Tony has submitted. Maybe my grouping is off? Is this just me?
It shouldn't be. Reply here attaching your photo to your post, and I'll login using your account to test the upload.

Titus

staceyd72
12-20-2011, 02:25 PM
A lot of nice Butterfly's, guess I'll add one more :lol:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/staceyd72/CBB-1.jpg

Lampshade
12-20-2011, 02:53 PM
A lot of nice Butterfly's, guess I'll add one more :lol:

Very nice pic. Is that a bariene tang in the background? looks great! Mine's just starting to get the adult colors, can't wait for it to look like that.

staceyd72
12-20-2011, 04:13 PM
Thanks, the tang in the background is a Blonde Nasso (Nasso elegans). The Bariene is a beautiful tang, just don't see too many of them around.

Very nice pic. Is that a bariene tang in the background? looks great! Mine's just starting to get the adult colors, can't wait for it to look like that.

MarkoD
12-20-2011, 04:38 PM
Next month: moorish idol photo contest?

Seth81
12-20-2011, 06:55 PM
A lot of nice Butterfly's, guess I'll add one more :lol:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/staceyd72/CBB-1.jpg


I Think this one shows off the fish better then the Zoa one. This pics got my vote!

Zoaelite
12-20-2011, 07:42 PM
Hello,


It shouldn't be. Reply here attaching your photo to your post, and I'll login using your account to test the upload.

Titus
Does that work Titus?

silentcivilian
12-21-2011, 07:40 AM
Ohh.. I almost missed this.. My entry!

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa397/silentcivilian84/Diving/P5310016.jpg

My close seconds..


http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa397/silentcivilian84/Diving/P5290010.jpg


Such amazing fish.. I love butterfly's

MarkoD
12-21-2011, 01:18 PM
Moorish idol isn't a butterfly

silentcivilian
12-21-2011, 02:41 PM
Sorry, I was always get mixed up cause ive dove with the false idols too. But I dont have any pictures of false idols.. Though they are thought to be closely related!

MarkoD
12-21-2011, 03:16 PM
Sorry, I was always get mixed up cause ive dove with the false idols too. But I dont have any pictures of false idols.. Though they are thought to be closely related!
Moorish idol is more closely related to a tang than a butterfly

fishoholic
12-21-2011, 06:58 PM
Moorish idol is more closely related to a tang than a butterfly

????? A tang ???? How do you figure that? They are very simular to Heniochus which is a type of butterfly, however they are not actually related. Moorish Idols are related to Eozanclus brevirhostris.

Pic of a Heniochus acuminatus which is considered the "Poor Man's Moorish Idol".
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ButterflyPIX/HeniochusPIX/H.%20acuminatus%20FJ%20(1)MD.JPG

Quote from Wikipedia

"The moorish idol, Zanclus cornutus ("Crowned Scythe"), is a small marine fish species, the sole extant representative of the family Zanclidae (from the Greek zagkios, "oblique") in order Perciform. A common inhabitant of tropical to subtropical reefs and lagoons, the moorish idol is notable for its wide distribution throughout the Indo-Pacific. A number of butterflyfishes (genus Heniochus) closely resemble the moorish idol. It is closely related to, if not a direct descendant of the extinct Eozanclus brevirhostris, from the Middle Eocene of Monte Bolca."

More info.
http://animal-unique.blogspot.com/2011/12/moorish-idol.html

silentcivilian
12-21-2011, 07:49 PM
????? A tang ???? How do you figure that? They are very simular to Heniochus which is a type of butterfly, however they are not actually related. Moorish Idols are related to Eozanclus brevirhostris.


Just to put it out there, totally fist pumped there! I read the tang statement and I was like "Whoa?!?" I will have to look into this when I get home from work. But you did it for me! Thanks! :lol:

MarkoD
12-21-2011, 07:56 PM
"Identification: The Moorish Idol is not an Angelfish, nor a Butterflyfish, but rather a close relative of the Acanthruidae or Surgeonfish family. A one-of-a-kind Zanclidae family member, this fish is also often misidentified as a Pennant or Bannerfish, which are actually species of the Heniochus genus that are commonly referred to as the "False" or "Poor Man's" Moorish Idol."

http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/tangsurgeonfishprofiles/p/p_moorishidol.htm

Tangs are Surgeonfish

silentcivilian
12-22-2011, 03:08 AM
What have we learned here today. I was wrong, my bad!

Verdict: Not a butterfly, also the Moorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus) is a small perciform marine fish, the sole representative of the family Zanclidae. So not a tang//surgeonfish for various reasons including its lack of spine on its tail, which defines sugeronfish or Acanthuridae ("thorn tail").

So, back to topic. Did you at least enjoy my photo? I thought it was pretty.

MarkoD
12-22-2011, 03:30 AM
I never said it was a tang. Just said it was more closely related to one than too a butterfly

The Grizz
12-22-2011, 05:59 AM
Reporting MY pic to bring you guys back to T.O.T :twised:

http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/GRIZZtheWELDER/ffe064c7.jpg

Delphinus
12-22-2011, 07:56 AM
Not that I don't love every single one entered so far, but we totally need some more non-CBB-BF's in here :lol:

C'mon, someone has to have some pyramids, or a threadfin, or a redtail, or a raccoon? Any semilarvatus owners out there? C'mon folks let's see them!

whatcaneyedo
12-22-2011, 03:54 PM
Heres my unoriginal entry. 3 years old. Eats mysis three times a day, bristle worms, feather dusters, spaghetti worms, aptasia, grocery store and tridacna clam, pterogorgia, acanthastrea, trachyphyllia, lobophyllia, catalaphyllia, and fungia. Fortunately it has only killed one coral.


http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh109/whatcaneyedo/Picture1586.jpg

Snappy
12-22-2011, 06:31 PM
Ok Tony as you wish.
Here's a couple of shots from about 2 years ago. They have grown a lot since then.

Pellet feeding frenzy
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/Trainer02/Nov232009107feedingfrenzy2.jpg
My Pyramid butterflies - no longer "reef safe" these guys have developed a liking for LPS:twised:
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/Trainer02/butterflies1.jpg