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Gordonious
08/05/2006, 10:08 PM
If I were to purchase a Copperband Butterflyfish and kept it live and healthy. Do you think if I didn't have a big enough tank for him in like a year I would have trouble finding someone in this area that would want to take him/her in?
I usually don't plan on getting anything I can't keep for life, but I'm starting to get learn about how often people trade things in the hobby.
Please do not yell at me for asking this question, better I asked then not.

wds21921
08/05/2006, 11:59 PM
I don't think you'd have a hard time finding a home locally for him/her Gord.

Actually it's a good question.

Bebo77
08/06/2006, 12:08 AM
i dont see anything wrong with getting a fish you like and then trading it when it outgrows your tank... some people just dont get the fact that they will have to sell fish once they get to big....

logans_daddy
08/06/2006, 12:59 AM
good luck trying to give it up. my CBB is probably my favorite fish and i wouldnt trade him for the world. it is going to be very hard to part with. btw...they do not get very large and are generally a very sedentary fish. just make sure you pick one up locally that you see eat with your own eyes. these fish are notorious for not adapting well.

shawn:bum:

Gordonious
08/06/2006, 09:15 AM
8" is a bit large in a tank that is only 30" tank. I am a little worried one might try to eat the polyps off my Gorgonian.

logans_daddy
08/06/2006, 01:56 PM
i dont think 8" is common size for the aquarium. ive had mine for over a year and he is pretty much the same size as when i got him(3 1/2"). he has plenty of room, eats like a pig, but doesnt grow fast. ive seen HUGE ones at that fish place and even they werent anywhere near 8". i think if you get a juvenile you will have plenty of time before you have to worry about him out growing you tank.

shawn:bum:

logans_daddy
08/06/2006, 02:00 PM
here is a picture of my CBB almost 8 months ago. he looks exactly the same right now. i havent seen a lot of CBB gotten as juveniles get a lot larger than this. the large ones are usually wild caught as adults.

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/7345/swtank009ij4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Gordonious
08/06/2006, 02:15 PM
Sooo pretty. I am calling Just Fish right now find out if they are still open.

Gordonious
08/06/2006, 03:31 PM
:-D

logans_daddy
08/06/2006, 03:36 PM
you wont regret it. i actually got mine from just fish so i guess there not 100% evil:D even though i paid over 2X retail:mad:

this is definitely a fish you wan to pay a premium for at a LFS so you have the opportunity to see it eat. i went to JF 2 or 3 times before i seen my CBB eat then i bought it on the spot.

shawn:bum:

wds21921
08/07/2006, 08:44 PM
MMM Nice colors too LD and he looks super healthy too. Does he get along pretty well with your khole too?

logans_daddy
08/07/2006, 11:51 PM
they are best friends. right now there is a juvi picasso trigger, lunar wrasse, and pygmy angel as well. the wrasse and trigger will be going into the 252 soon but the have all gotten along well for over a year. its the strangest group of fish but i have never seen any bullying, if anything the CBB runs the show.

shawn:bum:

Gordonious
08/08/2006, 08:03 AM
OMG! I was going to show you guys pics today, I got a CBB, but he is sick already! I don't know what's going on, but I have a feeling my convict gobbies won't let him settle in. :-( They just got away from my French angle who bullied them I guess they are taking a stand this time. I don't know if the French would harass my CBB in the other tank. I have the worse luck. How fun is it to wake up on your birthday to cram for an exam and find your birthday present you bought yourself fighting for it’s life.

Gordonious
08/08/2006, 08:19 AM
http://www.gordonious.com/H2O/Marine/CBB/

Crappy photos, but I will get better when I got home from my exam.

Gordonious
08/08/2006, 12:45 PM
I return home from more completely blowing my exam and the fish has so little life in it, that when I lifted him out of the tank I couldn't even see him move. :-( I need some serious help. My hands are in the air and I don't want to touch anything till I know what the he!! I am doing. :-(

dvlhzdu
08/08/2006, 01:18 PM
Bump to save a fish life

dvlhzdu
08/08/2006, 01:20 PM
Any description of the fish as the photo is difficult to determine the problem. Spots are black? is there a problem with the fins

Gordonious
08/08/2006, 01:25 PM
Bump?

Gordonious
08/08/2006, 01:27 PM
Site updated: http://www.gordonious.com/H2O/Marine/CBB/

They are now all red. He is hardly moving at all, doing those last couple of kicks. I know he is on his way out, but isn't all the way there, might even technically call him dead, but body still moves occasionally.

Gordonious
08/08/2006, 01:49 PM
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=902769

logans_daddy
08/08/2006, 03:11 PM
its hard to tell by the pics but it looks to me to be a bacterial infection.i bought a clown online that arrived in perfect health. after a few hours i noticed a small red blotch that i thought he had gotten from scraping against a rock. by the next day he looked much like your CBB and died within 24hrs. i was astonished that the fish's health could take such a u turn in such a short period of time. i talked to DFS on the phone, and posted threads on RC, and the general consenses was a bacterial infection. some fish are more prone than others and all fish are more vulnerable when stressed. i really dont know many deatails about how a fish contracts the infection. i am sad for you and your CBB, i know how excited you were to be getting one. i hope things take a turn for the better.

shawn:bum: