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Old 12-31-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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Longnose butterfly help

I got a yellow longnose butterfly and am having a little trouble getting him to eat. I'm using a frozen saltwater multi-pack and thawing the cubes out and cutting them in half. I've been told its best to hand-feed these fish any input would be appreciated
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They are very hard to keep in closed systems. I don't know about "hand feeding" as a hand in the tank would surely stress the fish out more. Try live food. Live black worms or brine shrimp.
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ok thanks for the help
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well i just had a very successful feeding. I stuck with the multi-pack this time but used the brine shrimp cube, and he ate a whole half cube out of my hand
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thanks for the advice on brine shrimp now i know he definitely eats that
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Good to hear. Maybe a pic might be coming.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:27 PM   #7
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pics of the yellow longnose are up on my profile check em out
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:30 PM   #8
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sry didnt know how to post them on the thread
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Interesting. And it wasn't even afraid of your hand. I never would have thought a new, wild caught fish would act this way.
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im not sure how long my LFS had the fish but they told me to handfeed him. But yea it took him a min. to come up to my hand but once he did he had no problem eating
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