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Old 04-30-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Copperbanded butterfly fish

Does anybody here have any experience with the copper banded butterfly fish? I am wanting to eventually get one but I will have a reef tank, how have people been doing with that?
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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Hard to take care of and very hard to feed. Should be ok in a reef tank. Dont get one unless you are an EXPERT.
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They eat copepods at first- but you can get them into frozen mysis relatively quickly. Mine has been in the tank for almost 6 months and is fat and happy.
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Hard to take care of and very hard to feed. Should be ok in a reef tank. Dont get one unless you are an EXPERT.
Awwww. Guess I should return mine then. Lol. Jk.
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Almost forgot...

Definitely a reef tank fish- wait til your pod population is plentiful. Don't get any clams with this fish or they just turn into a 100$ snack.
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Awwww. Guess I should return mine then. Lol. Jk.
Lol you are expert! Hahah
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Lol you are expert! Hahah
Far from it. There's always more knowledge out there to obtain. I am just a life long student in this crazy fish world. Some of learn from books- other from experience. The individual that started this thread did an excellent job of checking experiences IMO- books can only get you so far
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Haha yeah because on live aquaria it says reef safe "with caution" I had a Valentini puffer and it need nipped at any corals and it said "with caution" so I'm trying to make sure I can keep some corals in there
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Haha yeah because on live aquaria it says reef safe "with caution" I had a Valentini puffer and it need nipped at any corals and it said "with caution" so I'm trying to make sure I can keep some corals in there
The copperbanded will pretty much kill clams- but they do help with hitchhiker removal as well.
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It's hit or miss in my experience. Some you can get to eat prepared foods, some you can't. Just like moorish idols IME.
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