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Old 05-12-2013, 09:25 AM   #11
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I already had 2 clown fish , and one sand sifting goby .
Yesterday I added 1 kole tang , 1 collerband butterflyfish and 1 very small blue tang .
It seams they are all doing ok .
The kole tang seams to be bullying the goby or he might just be very shy wanting to hide everytime the kole tang is close .
I know the blue tang will grow too big for my 75 gal later .
Should I be worried about anything between the goby and kole tang ?
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:44 AM   #12
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Good luck with the copper banded butterfly. Did you see it eat before you bought it? Many of them starve to death because all they will eat is live food.
IMO, start looking for a larger tank too!
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:07 AM   #13
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Good luck with the copper banded butterfly. Did you see it eat before you bought it? Many of them starve to death because all they will eat is live food.
IMO, start looking for a larger tank too!
The copper banded butterfly does pick , he seams to go after frozen shrimp ..
When you say live food what do they prefer ?
As for the bigger tank are you referring to the issue between the kole tang and goby ?
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Again your wisdom is very helpful
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #14
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I am referring to pods. The ones I've kept only ate pods and the large tanks I kept them in just couldn't keep up the pod population enough to sustain it. Nothing worse than watching a fish slowly wither away before your eyes.
The bigger tank would be necessary for the copper banded, the kole and the blue tangs. All of those will need a larger tank in a short time.
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I am referring to pods. The ones I've kept only ate pods and the large tanks I kept them in just couldn't keep up the pod population enough to sustain it. Nothing worse than watching a fish slowly wither away before your eyes.
The bigger tank would be necessary for the copper banded, the kole and the blue tangs. All of those will need a larger tank in a short time.
I had the same problem. I raise pods now so I can keep one poor little Mandarin fat and happy. Copperband will eat a lot more than the Mandarin. I had one years ago and didn't succeed in keeping him for more than a year. Keep him fed well.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:45 PM   #16
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He seams to be picking allot and I saw him eat 1 little piece of shrimp .
I mixed scallop and shrimp together .
I'm not sure if he is getting enough though .

My blue tang is acting kinda weird too but I'm sure he will come around .
The copper band , blue tang and kole tang I added yesterday ,
I just checked parameters to see if I put too many in and they are all good ,
I did notice my hang on skimmer over flowing and not sure why
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #17
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I also have 2 clown fish with anemone .

Will the copper banded butterfly pick at him or try to eat it ?
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I think the copper band butterfly may pick on anemone
but if you keep him fed well enough he may leave it alone
no sure fire way of knowing
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I don't think it will bother the anemone.
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After feeding with scallops and shrimp mixture I knew it might pollute my water ,
Within a hour my water started going cloudy ,
I did a water change and water is clear and skimmer is working good too .
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