Copperband compatibility

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Hi guys I have tried twice now to keep a copperband in my 1.5m tank with 2 tangs. But they stress him out and then he stops eating. I would like to keep a copperband as they eat aptasia and also a small white featherduster type of thing (I have millions of them they even suffocates other corals) . Do anyone of you guys have a copperband with tangs that thrives??
 
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Hi there, first you need to understand that a copperband is no guarantee that they will eat aptaisia. In my time i have seen not many doing that. Then second question, what do you feed or fed those that did not survive ? They also eat some live foods and not ALL will take to frozen mysis or foods we offer. I don't think the tangs has any impact on the health of a copperband. How big is the tank ? I have successfully had tangs and copperbands together but was in a 500 l plus tank. But i used to breed brine shrimp specially for my copperband.

Looking at what you wrote, i am of the opinion that the reason the copperband stopped eating was because the copepod population was depleted. Not related to the tangs at all unless there is visible bullying going on.
 
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Hi there, first you need to understand that a copperband is no guarantee that they will eat aptaisia. In my time i have seen not many doing that. Then second question, what do you feed or fed those that did not survive ? They also eat some live foods and not ALL will take to frozen mysis or foods we offer. I don't think the tangs has any impact on the health of a copperband. How big is the tank ? I have successfully had tangs and copperbands together but was in a 500 l plus tank. But i used to breed brine shrimp specially for my copperband.

Looking at what you wrote, i am of the opinion that the reason the copperband stopped eating was because the copepod population was depleted. Not related to the tangs at all unless there is visible bullying going on.
I had the one for 4 months, but after I added the ( I think it is a bristle tooth tang) it stopped eating. It ate mysis did not touch the flakes and brineshrimp. And it made my aptasia dissappear completely! But then I added some new corals and with it came aptasia again. I tried to introduce a new copperband, it also ate mysis in quarantine but as soon as I introduced it into my tank it stopped eating and died a couple of days later. One can see the bristle tang chasing it but it chases all the fish. I have a 1.5m×.6m×.6m tank
 
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I had the one for 4 months, but after I added the ( I think it is a bristle tooth tang) it stopped eating. It ate mysis did not touch the flakes and brineshrimp. And it made my aptasia dissappear completely! But then I added some new corals and with it came aptasia again. I tried to introduce a new copperband, it also ate mysis in quarantine but as soon as I introduced it into my tank it stopped eating and died a couple of days later. One can see the bristle tang chasing it but it chases all the fish. I have a 1.5m×.6m×.6m tank
Then i would get rid of the bully in the tank. If you have seen him , he will continue to be the boss of the tank.
 
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This is the culprit, it also chase my lawnmower goby but it thrives in the tank eating flakes now
 

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