Calling All Butterflyfish Owners!

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Unfortunately seems he has taken a real liking to my purple stylo

gonna give it more time because I turned it recently thus shading itself, but it’s starting to show some wear and tear
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That side that’s getting light seems ok, he goes after the other side
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Not a great pic but there’s some definite areas that have been attacked, but maybe it was dying since it’s shaded?

I do have two other stylos in the tank that seem fine and I haven’t seen any munching on those, but pearlscale needs to chill 😂
 

Dierks

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i'm fairly certain they're a corallivore when mature, but maybe starting them on prepared foods when young will work :love:
This is my understanding... From all the MACNA videos (That you linked, Thank you for that!) That is the key. If they come in at this perfect size you can get them switched over.
 

mjreefs

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Just got our newest addition into the FisHotel and this little Chaetodon bennetti is already eating prepared foods! Such a cute fish and I would be super bummed if I were to lose the little guy!


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This is my understanding... From all the MACNA videos (That you linked, Thank you for that!) That is the key. If they come in at this perfect size you can get them switched over.

We have quite a handful of that here. I just wish I had the real estate to setup a small tank to attempt to train these obligate corallivores to accept prepared food.
 

Miami Reef

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Am I being summoned to buy that fish from @Dierks ?

If so, I'm the wrong person for it. 🙂

I'm going to get my Butterfly Wings wet with a few Pearl Scales if I can find a group that is already together, I think.

I've got some real big plans coming together....
You were summoned because I know you like these fish and I just wanted to show you it! I wasn’t implying for you to buy it (I follow the eatbreakfast thread)
 
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