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Old 09-29-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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copperband butterfly

hi all i have a 35g tank with a few corals 2x common clowns 1x mandarin 1x yellow watchman goby 1x strawbery pygmy baslet. a cleaner shrimp a dancing shrimp and a sand sifting star and a few hermits. i want to know if i can add a copperband butterfly
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:24 PM   #2
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They require atleast a 50g, so I would say no.
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They are also said to be one of the more difficult to keep..
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ok apart from the tank size will one be ok with the rest of my fish and corals
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:40 AM   #6
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Copperband Butterflies must be placed in a mature tank only. They are very very delicate fish and need lots of attention to maintain health. They are also very shy fish and easily picked on. I would not add it to a tank less than 100 gallons.
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They will probably pick at your corals, too. I'd stare clear of them.
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I had one and I was not ready for it u need a mature tank and alot bigger atleast 70 gallons I'd say don't do it not unless u are well experienced and buy bigger tank
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