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Old 08-09-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Gargonian and copperband

Hey all, this is my first post!

I have had my tank going for about 8 months now. So far it's just a FOWLR but I'm looking to add some color. I have a copperband butterfly and an allardi clown as well as a spotted seahorse that get along wonderfully. I was looking into getting some gargonians and was wondering of the copperband would decimate it like he does my aptasia or if they would get along. I feed them frozen mysis twice a day and they all have really crazy appetites. Thanks!
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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Is anyone out there? *crickets*
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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Hey all, this is my first post!

I have had my tank going for about 8 months now. So far it's just a FOWLR but I'm looking to add some color. I have a copperband butterfly and an allardi clown as well as a spotted seahorse that get along wonderfully. I was looking into getting some gargonians and was wondering of the copperband would decimate it like he does my aptasia or if they would get along. I feed them frozen mysis twice a day and they all have really crazy appetites. Thanks!
Copperbands have been known to eat them but many also report they dont bother theirs, so id say you have a 50/50 chance it wont bother them. Perhaps try something else?
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:52 AM   #4
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Thank you for the reply. I think you're right. I'll keep looking.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
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Congrats with keeping the seahorses with them! I thought they wouldn't work together. All I have heard is they can go with the mandarin goby and pipefish. On a side note...can you post a picture of your seahorses?
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:07 PM   #6
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I find it depends a lot on the seahorse's personality. I originally just had the clown but my wife saw the seahorse at the and HAD to have her. I bought her having no idea why I was getting into (my first tank). She's been great though. She plays in the power head streams and LOVES eating. Thing is a machine. I got the copperband just recently to help control an aptasia outbreak at the recommendation of my lfs. I won't be able to keep it long as my tank is too small but right now it's just a juvenile and picks away at the aptasia all day. My lfs said once it out grows my reef I can trade it in and they'll put it in they're big display tank. I tried peppermint shrimp but my big *** emerald crab seems to like how they taste a little too much haha anyways I will definitely post some pics once I get home from work (don't have any good current ones on my phone)
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That's awesome! I love seahorses! They are my favorite. I can't wait to get a few!
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:13 PM   #8
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Here are some pics as promised
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They are all beautiful! Thank you!
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:30 AM   #10
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No thank you. The seahorse is definitely my favorite. If you get some and need some advice I'll help out as much as I can
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