Black back butterfly fish munching coral

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  1. kgem

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    Hi, I have bought a lovely looking Black back butterfly fish for my tank, I see munching my Green star polyps from all 4 rocks.
    What do I do now?
     
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  3. ashley100

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    what are you feeding and how often do you feed
     
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    Hi kgem , C Mellanotus feeds mainly on polyps, so not reef safe unfortunately .

    Doubt there is anything you can really do, cant you maybe take him back ?
     
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    ya i had to cover my polyps up for about a week my butterfly never left them alone he would even knock off the covering at first now its fine or like FransSny said said try take it back because it is in there nature to chow pick on your polyps
     
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    Keep on buying green star polyps to feed it :whistling:

    It's only doing what it does in nature, and you won't be able to change it. Next time, research before you buy ;)

    Hennie
     
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    hennie has said it best. research before u buy Always!
     
  8. kgem

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    Thanks for feed back. mmm, I must try to resell/ swop.
     
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