Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-02-2004, 09:47 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: NC
Posts: 90
Copperband Butterfly Fish, Chelmon rostratus- Reef safe?

I have heard differing opinons on whether this fish is reef safe or not. It is known for eating Aipstasia but I have also heard it will pick on other corals. Anyone have experience with this fish?
__________________

__________________
pdwire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2004, 09:53 PM   #2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
From what I know these guys can be very difficult to take prepared foods. Some are lucky and get one that starts to eat , while others slowly starve. I think there safe with coral, but I know they will eat every last feather duster you own.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2004, 10:34 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: NC
Posts: 90
Next! I like my dusters.
__________________
pdwire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2004, 11:43 PM   #4
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yea its best to steer clear of it because of its eating problems as well.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2004, 10:14 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
I got a Copperband from LiveAquaria.com and it is eating like a pig. I think the key to feeding is to offer a large variety to see what it likes. I have had mine for 8 weeks now and it has yet to bother my mushrooms or polyps. But...it is not considered 100% reef safe so it can be a crap-shoot. They are truely an awesome fish!
__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2004, 11:45 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 2,216
i have one as well and yes they will eat every duster ya have and real quick to !! also mine has attacked some yellow polyps !! and i agree with lando but not just with the copperbanded but any fish
I think the key to feeding is to offer a large variety to see what it likes
__________________

__________________
good luck keith
scuba_steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
butterfly, fly, reef, safe

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Copperband Butterfly doing very well!! jdesantis Show Off/Photography 3 04-06-2009 07:17 PM
Copperband Butterfly ryshark Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 12-12-2007 09:31 PM
Are Copperband Butterflyfishes Reef Safe? philly Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 07-11-2006 11:15 PM
Copperband Butterfly FloridaFinFan Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 07-04-2006 06:28 PM
Copperband Butterfly '8835th Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 05-02-2005 10:09 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.