Got another fish today, making it a record setting three new fishes for the weekend! The Copperband Butterflyfish has always been one of the most beautiful reef aquarium fish in my head, but apparently it’s a notoriously picky eater and some have been known to eat polyps. I wanted one but never thought I would get one. Today, I said screw it! Bought one at a great price. After yesterday’s realization that I should have put the new fishes in a separate containment tank for two weeks to prevent the spread of possible diseases from the fish store to my Red Sea Max 250. Filled up my 14 gallon BioCube, added a piece of live rock, drip acclimatized the Copperband Butterflyfish and added.
Copperband Butterflyfish (Chelmon rostratus)
Copperband Butterfly Fish in Red Sea Max 250
Man, this fish is beautiful. It also seems smart. It will come towards me when I approach the tank and follow my hand. It’s mouth is really small, so no pellets or flakes for this guy. I’ll keep him in the containment tank for a while. I see a white spot on one fin and I hope it’s not Ick.