Well I couldn't resist the temptation anymore and bought a beautiful Copperband Butterfly Chelmon rostratus
. At the LFS
I never saw the little guy eating anything, only picking at several pieces of LR
that were infested with Aiptasia and now had none.
I know I should have waited till I saw them eating, but I did not want this fish to get more contact with the water at the LFS
. They have a central setup and there were some fish that did not look quite good so to lower the possibility of transmission I brought it home to my 40G empty QT
As I have not seen anything on the fish's skin, heavy breathing or fin damage I have not treated the QT
. I will only lower the salinity in the following days just to be in the safe side.
OK, here is my question, are there any more successful techniques to feeding this guy other than live blood worms or the freshwater opened mussel? He did not take any frozen bloodworms and I cannot get a FW
mussel. Any other experiences on the first feedings of this fish? He has already finished with a rock that had some feathers and tubeworms, but he won't pick at the substrate where the bloodworms are (bloodworms are fozen, I cannot get any live food here).
I hope someone can shed a little light here...
Thanks for your input.