butterfly's and anemones

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  1. omarsaccal

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    hey guys! i just got a new green carpet anemone, its doing great and its eating. i also got two clown fish. so they are sitting in it and all, but my raccoon butterfly has pecking on the anemone for about 2 days now, and im pretty sure its not eating any food or wastes off it, i noticed that its eating the anemone's small tentacles. plz help
    should i remove the butterfly or what?
     
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    Yes remove the butterfly as anemone is a food of the butterfly fish
     
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    They love anemones
     
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    Raccoons are probably the worst butterfly to put in a reef tank. They'll nip basically anything.
     
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    Yes some carpets do eat them. Lost my flame goby to one and the person who took it over lost his clown fish to it. But I bet in this case that raccoon will win. :whistling:
     
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    I introoeuced a small sand nenny and my double sash butterfly just wouldn't leave it alone , kept pecki g at it
     
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    Yes! Please separate the anemone and butterfly immediately.
     
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    Got him removed today!:thumbup:
     
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    Well done bud
     
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    is it possible for my blueface to eat the anemone(carpet)???
     
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    Like I've learnt with angels, 50/50 chance. So yes it could nip at it. Is it badly injured? Did it get worse after the removal of the butterfly?
     
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    yes because it was dividing and my blueface and emperors where niping at it so it died :(
     
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