Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus) - Medium
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The Copperband Butterfly will help clean your aquarium of pests while looking great. They are can grow to be about 8" in size, so ample swimming space is necessary. Adults of this butterfly will need about 120 gallons; however, juveniles can get away with smaller aquariums. They won't do well with fish that are overly aggressive, but they will also nip and pick at fish that are very timid. Initially, these butterflies can be shy; making sure there are plenty of hiding places will help them acclimate. The Copperband should not be added to an aquarium in a group. They prefer to be housed singly. Copperbands are very desired because they are known to snack on the pesky aiptasia. They have elongated snot that allows them to get into crevices to feed. Their body is pearly white with dark orange bands running vertically. The Copperband also has a false eye by the caudal fin like many other butterflies. The dorsal fins are jagged and can get caught in nets.
- - Add to an aquarium with ample rockwork and swimming room
- - For continued health, provide a varied diet of meaty foods and vegetable-based foods
- - Not reef safe
- - Intermediate hobbyist
- - Housed singly
- - Approximate selling size: Small 1-2.25"; Medium 2.25-3.5"
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ACCLIMATION: Avoid exposing new aquatic life to bright lights after opening the box. Turn off aquarium lights prior to floating aquatic life. Allow the sealed bag with your new fish to float in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes (but no longer than one hour) to ensure the water in the bag matches the temperature in your aquarium. A bacteria booster addition can assist with the addition of new aquatic life. Petco offers free water testing in store to determine if your water is safe for the addition of new aquatic life. DIET: A well-balanced diet consists of a variety of flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods, depending on the species. FEEDING: Feed sparingly and no more than fish can eat in 1-2 minutes. Overfeeding can quickly foul the water, especially in smaller aquariums.
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