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Old 02-10-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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The Joys of a Copperband Butterfly fish

With a new and completely redone tank. It was time for new fish! I wandered across this beauty today. Although I've heard they are finicky eaterS I decided to go ahead and buy him. Who else has had one if these beauties and kept them alive?
Also since its a new tank I am also going to add corals soon! Advice is welcome!

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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Very cool looking fish. Looking to possibly get one in the future. Hope it works out with the feeding.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
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Hey Saltwater, I've had my Copperband for about a year and a half now... The only reason that I purchased mine, was because it was eating frozen Mysis, at my LFS. Mine still hunts and eats pods constantly...my 180g with refugium has been able to sustain a pod population for him, but I wouldn't want to try keeping a Copperband without a sustainable pod population. Most of them will only eat pods, much like a Mandarin...
Beautiful, active fish, that will get completely inverted while hunting... Really cool to watch!!
Good luck with yours Salt!

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Very cool looking fish. Looking to possibly get one in the future. Hope it works out with the feeding.
He is a lovely fish! Very nice and definitely a center piece of the tank!
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:05 PM   #5
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Hey Saltwater, I've had my Copperband for about a year and a half now... The only reason that I purchased mine, was because it was eating frozen Mysis, at my LFS. Mine still hunts and eats pods constantly...my 180g with refugium has been able to sustain a pod population for him, but I wouldn't want to try keeping a Copperband without a sustainable pod population. Most of them will only eat pods, much like a Mandarin...
Beautiful, active fish, that will get completely inverted while hunting... Really cool to watch!!
Good luck with yours Salt!

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Good to know! It's very funny watching him looking for food or just exploring! Doing flips and funny positions to get through areas of the rock!
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What size tank is recommended for these guys?
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What size tank is recommended for these guys?
He's in my 40 now but will soon move up to 450 as soon as he gets a bit bigger.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:15 PM   #8
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I have a copper band, hes supper easy to keep alive because I got mine from liveaquarias diver den that was trained to eat frozen foods by far my favorit fish. I spent months trying to get it because when they put them on diver den they are on for about 90 seconds before they are bought. (They update every day at 5PM)
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #9
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I have a copper band, hes supper easy to keep alive because I got mine from liveaquarias diver den that was trained to eat frozen foods by far my favorit fish. I spent months trying to get it because when they put them on diver den they are on for about 90 seconds before they are bought. (They update every day at 5PM)
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