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Toallhisdoom 04-05-2012 08:42 AM

New! Copper band butterfly
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Just picked this guy up last night for $50.

onefish2fish 04-05-2012 08:43 AM

good luck.

Toallhisdoom 04-05-2012 08:50 AM


onefish2fish 04-05-2012 08:53 AM

they usually slowly starve in aquariums, and seeing the slight indent on its stomach, it seems its already on that path.

Toallhisdoom 04-05-2012 08:55 AM

why would it starve? Its a great eater! Ate at the store before i purchased, and ate this morning when i fed my tank.

I know some of them wont take frozen but this guy is a great eater!

onefish2fish 04-05-2012 08:58 AM

and that is why i said good luck.

Toallhisdoom 04-05-2012 09:00 AM

Well i feel like 90% of the battle with these guys is getting them to eat frozen, and seing how he already is i think it will do just fine. And just like everyone said my mandarin would starve, and yet they keep getting fatter and fatter! lol

Any tips with these guys tho?

onefish2fish 04-05-2012 09:07 AM

a squirt of live blackworms from time to time will def. help, dont over do it though! clams on a half shell might work too.

Toallhisdoom 04-05-2012 09:09 AM

blackworms? have not heard of those yet, used to feed my cichlids bloodworms?

ill have to find them and give it a try, how often is 2 often? Like once a month is good? or every couple months?

Reefing Madness 04-05-2012 10:44 AM

I fed mine Mysis Shrimp and Squid Chunks.

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