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  1. ZeroCool

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    hi guys, i am considering buying a very small copperband ..

    i am keepings lps and softies in my tank.

    will he nibble on them or not ?
     
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    No, not in any significant way. Tube worms, yes.
     
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    Naah they very good with softies. Havent ever had a problem with them.
     
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    I would say 50/50 it will go for tube worms....I sold mine because it went for some corals.
    But then on the other hand a lot of people does have them in a reef setup without any problems.
     
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    i made the fault 2 years back, getting a toby, and he destroyed my whole tank.

    this time i am asking questions.

    ok, so only tube worms are to be eaten ... ahhh, and they are so lovely !
     
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    zero they also like a fairly large tank with lots of pods to feed off if they can. CBB can be difficult to feed so its best to only get one from a LFs that you KNOW is feeding and maintaining weight. If you see one u realy want and have a tank thats big enough for it then put a deposit down on the fish and ask them to hold it atleast a week or so for you. there is a better chance of a lfs getting a CBB to feed with the multitude of feeding options available to them than for you to battle at home.

    just a heads up....when i introduced mine to my tank i had him in my sump (its a largish compartment with LR and lots of pods) for ages while i took the time to get it feeding. once i had it weaned off live food and onto frozen food i fed it alot and got it strong and fat and only then did i put it in the DT. I introduced it after lights out and had a marvelous fish, fat strong acclimatised and feeding from the moment it hit the DT water:)
     
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    thanks for the note Crispin...

    Dont think space is a problem, i got a new 550L cube :)
     
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    first, I do not think your pod live is enough yet. You just migrated from a small tank to the new cube.

    Also, those small copperbands looks totally awesome. But, will be even more difficult to get onto frozen food, due to the food size. Maybe fish eggs / roe, or other really small food. Problem is, it is easier to get them on frozen brine if you mix frozen and live brine together. Same for frozen mysis shrimp and live pods. Base on that, I decided against it.

    But, if you can manage to get a small one to accept ffrozen food and even flakes. Growing up in your tank, then that will be excellent and strong.
     
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