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Ocellate butterflyfish in a reef

Postby Alex Costa » Tue 31 Jan, 2017 12:50 am

Hi all,

I wan't to know if anybody has experience keeping an Ocellate buterflyfish in a reef tank.
Found one in a LFS and I'm thinking of get it.
Search the internet for further information about it but found almost nothing.
Regards,

Alex
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Re: Ocellate butterflyfish in a reef

Postby wayne2.0 » Tue 31 Jan, 2017 4:51 pm

Make sure its eating, then can be like all butterflies fussy things.

Its luck of the draw on them being reef safe.
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Re: Ocellate butterflyfish in a reef

Postby Alex Costa » Wed 01 Feb, 2017 12:36 am

It's eating...aiptasias, clams and blood worms.

My big concern is about it to be or not to be reef safe.

I've already had a Cooperband with a Longnoose butterflyfish togheter in a reef and they never picked up at anything.

A friend said: If you can't find it in aquariums, it's rare, expensive, finicky eater, it's willing to get sick and die or............it'll eats corals.

This is not rare nor expensive. It feeds like a Cooperband or something like that. Didn't found info about diseases.

I'm prone to think that it'll eat corals.

:( :( :(
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Re: Ocellate butterflyfish in a reef

Postby wayne2.0 » Wed 01 Feb, 2017 8:21 pm

Haha it might do.

Blood worms, I never fed marine fish those?

Do you have a aiptasias problem? Or a cheap supply of clams? :)
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Re: Ocellate butterflyfish in a reef

Postby Alex Costa » Thu 02 Feb, 2017 2:10 am

I feed mine regularly with blood worms. No problem with that.
I don't have any aiptasia problem. But it's easy to get a problem like that. hahahaha

Vongole clams, I meant..... :-D
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