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Old 05-18-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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Copperband butterfly

So I recently bought a butterfly 2 days ago my yellow tangs chased him a little now he has been swimming in the same routine for a day and a half. I have a 60 gallon set up now in the other room I can put him in. Anyone have a suggestion leave him in my 220 or move him to the 60?


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Old 05-18-2015, 07:16 PM   #2
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You should move all of those large fish into a 220. They don't have any business in a 60.
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They are in the 220


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This is a fish better left in the ocean. Few live in captivity. Have you seen it eat anything substantial yet?
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The first day he at some shrimp. I've had fish do this before and I know what's going to happen just wondering your opinions


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Oh, I read the tanks backwards...been a long day. Have you tried any live food? How are the parameters? Any continued aggression?
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Not any continued aggression my parameters are good as of now...I figured he is just stressed but don't know what else to do I'm going to try shrimp again tonight and see what happens


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I kept a CB for 2 years.
He would have like better I know.
If yours doesn't eat the shrimp get him a feather duster!
For real.
You need a good micro life supply in your LR for them to constantly pick on also.
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My smaller tank has a ton of aptasia I'm just afraid it's to small for him


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No bet on the aptasia.
Every fish is different.
I would be willing to bet a feather duster would be gone before the CB!
My tanks have always had 1 or 2 small aptasia that I kill with Aptasia X.
The CB never showed any interest that I noticed.
I did catch him several times eating my dusters till I pulled them all.
By then he would eat frozen and munch on bugs/worms in LR and sub.(constant feeder for real).
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