racoon butterfly

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  1. mupwi

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    Hi I found a nice racoon butterfly fish in the rockpools this morning I was going to catch it but then remembered somthing about buterflys not being reef safe I have a small colt coral and an even smaller xenia frag that I am trying to grow and a few small tube worms would it eat al of these if it is safe ill go back tomorow and try catch him
     
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  3. Tridan

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    Not reefsafe imo

    Cheatodon Lunula - Scientific name
     
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    Brian, Raccoon's are often just as effective as Copperbands when it comes to eradicating Aiptaisia, however the big difference is that the Raccoon is definitely not as reef safe and is almost guaranteed to nip at any and all of your soft corals which would include the colt, xenia and even the soft feathery bits of the tube worms. Beautiful fish. But I would only consider it for a Fowlr tank, Aiptaisia station or leave it where it is.
     
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    ja that's what I thought no aptasia in my tanks so guess ill leave him there or maby a new fowler :p
     
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