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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So I have a 4.5 inch Singapore Angelfish (avatar) in my 120 gallon reef tank. He is usually pretty good in my reef, and he does nip, but he usually doesn't damage anything. Well I got a really nice Trachyphillia Brain Coral and my angel has started to nip at it. Normally it wouldn't bother me if...
  2. Reef Fish
    I must inquire the word from fellow fish and reef keepers about the Aiptasia Destructomatic 2000 complete with fancy coloring! ..thats my weird, fun way of asking about the Copperband Butteflyfish. I hear this fish is hard to keep due to it can be a picky eater and hard to feed and such...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have had my first Copperband Butterfly fish for 6 days. He is now eating frozen brine with a good appetite. He will occasionally nip at frozen mysis but then usually spits it out. He does pick at the live rock and sand all day and appears to be getting things to eat from that. He has...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So, I work at my LFS and about a week and a half ago (maybe slightly longer) we got in a copperband butterfly (a few of them actually). Anyway, they all looked fine out of the bag and after acclimation once they got place in our tank. The next day one of them had some little black spots around...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 40 gallon tank with a sailfin blenny and 3 blue green chromis. I also have a copperband butterfly and coral beauty angel. The copperband eats frozen mysis and I keep all the fish well fed. coral wise they don't touch the colt coral, any of the zoas, or my mushroom. I just got a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    He loves black worms!
  7. Reef Fish
    As for the last additions to my tank I was thinking of a Potter's angel and a moorish idol and/or copperband butterfly and maybe a western blue devil. I'm not sure whether to get a copperband or moorish idol. I have these fish, inverts, and corals: Angel, Emperor Betta, Marine Blenny, Midas...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ok, ive had my mandarin for about a year now, and hes done great! but ever since ive got my copperband, hes changed. hes .losing his color. and i think its because of the cb. he ocasionaly picks at him, and the mandarins lost his color. wats goin on!!
  9. Tank Specs
    50 gallon jbj pc 96 watt x2 hob skimmer fluval 405 2x koralia 4 60# live rock (tonga) 40# live sand pair ora oscellaris b&w clowns copperband butterfly royal gramma diamond goby lawnmower blenny skunk cleaner shrimp 2 peppermint shrimp 3 emerald crabs around 40 red tipped and blue leg hermits...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a 60 gallon cube, barebottom reef. 24x24x24 250 W MH, 100 W T5, Centered overflow, 20 gallon settling tank, red sea berlin xl skimmer 700 gph, 700 gph return pump. 40 lbs premium fiji rock, reef cycled over a year. mostly SPS, some lps + zoa's. I would really like...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Thanks to the new Copperband Butterfly, reefkeeping just got a whole lot simpler. Had him for 3 days, first two my Sailfin gave im hell, then he started lightning up on him. During the course of this day every little feather duster, worm and who knows what else is completely gougued off the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Ok my wife really wants a copperband butterfly.. i am alittle worried about them in my reef tank.. i really dont have to manny glass anemonies.. i dont want it to eat all of my polps i dont care about the featherdusters i have tons of them.. ALso what should i be feeding my elegance coral?
  13. General classifieds
    I have a beautiful foxface (about 5+ inches) and am looking to trade for a copperband. He will help to clean the algae in your tank. The pic is a little blurry I live in Belmar nj please email me @ brad dot merfeld at gmail dot com thx
  14. General Reef Discussion
    okay. i hear that copperband butterfly fish do not fair well in aquariums. my question is why? also the long nose and copperband eat crustations and such. is there anything else they go after? i did some looking up on it on live aquaria and don't understand what makes it difficult to keep...
  15. Atlanta Reef Club
    I listed this on craigslist and though it might be better to share here as well since you guys have helped in the past :) This setup is only a year old, I'm wanting to sell for a move. Full system measurements at largest points are 76.5"H x 76"L x 22"D, the tank itself is 30"H x 72"L x 18"D...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Well first I have to wash my hands of this. I went with my gf to a LFS that I have never been to. She wanted to pick out a fish of her own for the 90g tank. The problem is she has bad taste. The fish she likes are either not reef safe, mean, or not hardy. The one she settled on was a copperband...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am planning to start up a new system and do a complete build thread. But for now I'm just gonna throw this out there and see what you guys think. External dimensions are 60x30x20 I'm just gonna make it easy and call it a 155g, the sump will probably be an ADHI Berlin 60. I am planning on...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    what are these things(sorry for the pic quality it was taken in the front of a bowfront) they are about 1" long and look like stalks..there are tine bugs everywhere?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I have seen alot of threads and ppl here love pics. I haven't seen a thread of this sort so I love pics and would like to see your favorite fish (in your tank) or if you still have that first fish (in your tank). Let's post them and brag a little about them.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone/ (anyone)? I have a 90 gallon reef and fish set up. I have 1 Volitan Lionfish, 1 lawnmower Blennie and 1 yellow watchman goby. 9 pcs of coral mostly mushrooms , 2 leathers, and 1 orange sun coral. it was established and torn down. I have had it up and running for over 10 months...
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