Ok what other butterfly do you suggest then scince I have no idea where to procure a Australian caught copper banded . Or none at all?
The Copperbanded Butterfly is the only "reef-safe" Butterfly that I am aware of. Let me quantify "reef-safe' ---- we have one. I love it. It does display some strange behavior - it seems to have a *thing* about snails on the glass. Just can't be - pecks them all off. It doesn't eat them, just pulls them off the glass. Fortunately, our tank is large enough that the terror is widely spread, so the snails don't seem adversely affected.
It will eat Aiptasia (YAY!). It will also eat all feather dusters in your tank - little, big, whatever. I personally detested those little tubeworm dusters all over the place, so that was an added bonus for me. It does not bother any of our corals.
You can get an Australian Copperband from www.themarinecenter.com
. Beware though, between price & shipping, you're looking at close to $100.00. We were lucky enough to have a decent LFS
where we bought ours from, special order.
The Flame Angel (and any dwarf angel), yes, will nip at corals. Their favorites seem to be Open Brains, other LPS
, Colt, Xenia, and 'polyps', pretty much in that descending order.