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Copperband Butterfly

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Product Overview

Chelmon rostratus - The Copperband Butterflyfish has a long, narrow nose and mouth used for hunting into crevices and holes for food. The Copperband Butterflyfish has yellow-orange vertical bands with a black edging. It has a false eyespot on the rear of the dorsal fin. This is a difficult fish to mistake for any other. It is best housed in very large reefs, or in peaceful community tanks. It should be kept singly and should not be kept with any stress-inducing fish. The Copperband Butterflyfish can be a difficult fish to feed; but you need not worry. We will not ship unless it is eating frozen mysis in our tanks. We promise!


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  • 5
    Outstanding quality fish

    Posted by Everardo farias on Oct 14th 2022

    I have orders from NY aquatic before and I was impressed with the quality of fish so it was no surprise that the Fish arrived very healthy. I will be ordering again for my future fish needs.

  • 5
    Little guy didn't make it.

    Posted by Fred on Jun 16th 2022

    Got the little guy on Friday and he passed on Monday. Couldn't get him to eat mysis or anything else. He didn't at all appear stressed and constantly picked at the rocks until one moment I found him stuck to my overflow weir. Called and sent pic to Mike. He was great about it and gave a credit for him! I'll order another and give it another try. It has been extremely hot in the southeast and I wonder if shipping had a detrimental effect on him.

  • 5
    Great eater!

    Posted by Andrew Raposo on Mar 15th 2022

    In the past I’ve had difficulty getting copperbands to eat. Not this guy! He arrived very active and eating a wide variety of frozen foods and searching the rockwork for Masstick I sneak in there every few days. I’m very happy with my purchase!

  • 5

    Posted by Amber Greenetz on Mar 12th 2022

    Healthy fish. One small spot on its tail fin that I expect arrives from the stress of shipping. Eats frozen music, live and frozen brine, finely chopped muscles on the 1/2 shell. Hoping it will eventually learn to take masstick before switching over to my DT. The price with shipping was less than the same fish I bought at my local fish store which isn’t eating anything except live brine. If you want a successful Copperband butterfly fish then order from here!

  • 4
    Great fish

    Posted by Courtney Grice on Dec 14th 2021

    Eating good and has good color. This will be the only place I buy fish. A+

  • 5
    18 Month Review

    Posted by Jonathan Cates on Dec 6th 2021

    So they say keeping a copperband is hard.. I really liked the fish and ordered one based on "we only sell fish eating frozen" My CB is in a tang dominant tank and is doing fantastic after 18 months. It's first to the feeder and eats from the water column with no issues. I did kind of baby it along for the first few months to make sure it got food because tangs are such aggressive eaters, but it has been eating right along side them for over a yr.

  • 4

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 17th 2021

    Had developed velvet during quarantine, but immediately starts to eat after moving it to DT.

  • 5
    Mysis eating copperband

    Posted by Vikas Sharan on May 18th 2021

    I picked the order in person and fish was eating mysis from water column in no time.

  • 5
    Healthy and eating

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 16th 2020

    Got a copperband. A typically finicky eater doing very well on mysis and other frozen. Very happy with the specimen, active and getting along well.