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Old 11-04-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
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Copperband butterfly

I purchased a copperband to help with my aiptasia problem and have had since Friday. So far I have not seen it eat anything much less any of the aiptasia. Is there a trick to encourage it start eating it. It's really active and is constantly hanging out with foxface and sailfin.



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Old 11-04-2012, 02:44 AM   #2
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They are not easy to get eating and should only be owned by more advanced fish keepers. Also, never buy a fish to do a job like eating aipista. Buy a peopermint shrimp instead if your that desperate
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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The reason for the butterfly is quite simple. I cannot keep shrimp due to my eel. So to my knowledge that limited me to either a file fish or the butterfly. Both of which are said to be difficult to keep. The butterfly is however a lot more attractive fish Imo. I wasn't quite as clear as I should have been in original post. The butterfly is eating just so far not the aiptasia like I hoped. So why I might not be as experienced as you or others on here. There is usually a method to the madness even if not fully apparent as first. Thanks for you assistance.
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You dont have any corals do you because they will eat them also IME. It`s hit or miss if they do eat the aiptasia. All you can do is try and see.
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