Copperband Butterfly - Chelmon rostratus are not easy to get to eat, and are alos not well suited for aggressive tanks. We take over a month to get these guys to accept frozen food PRIOR you sending them out. Yes they have been known to take care of aptasia but DO NOT EXPECT them to be a silver bullet. Some do some don't same is to be said about the polyp picking. IF YOU HAVE A CLAM, DO NOT BUY THIS FISH, PERIOD.
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COPPERBAND BUTTERFLY Chelmon rostratus
Species: Chelmon rostratus
Common: Copperband Butterfly -
Category: Reef CAUTION Marine fish
APROX Purchase Size:
SMALL = 2"-3.5"
MEDIUM = 3.55" + 4.5"
LARGE = 4.5"+
REEF SAFE : YES
SPECIAL NOTE: Centropyge loricula are not difficult to keep. Once acclimated they readily accept frozen mysis and brine, flake food, and small pellet.
Natural Ecology:Centropyge loricula are found exploring the reefs of of the Marshal Islands
Aquarium Size : 40+ GALLON
ORIGIN: Marshal Isle.
Feeding: Plankton, blended Mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp, pellet (occassionaly) and flake.
Aggression: SEMI Aggresive; This species is often aggressive towards other Centropyge loricula.