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by Robert (Bob) Fenner

R2: Any Wrasses Less Likely To Jump? - 07/20/07 Whoops...you're right Eric. <<Hiya Pam!>> I meant I'd keep away from Fairy Wrasses. <<Ah yes, so I thought>> One more question for you. <<Okey-dokey>> LiveAquaria mentions that a Copperband Butterfly needs a 50g tank or larger, and another site mentions 30g, but I believe they can get up to 8". <<In the wild, yes'¦ and maybe a bit larger even>> Aren't they way too big for a 50g? <<In my opinion, yes'¦ Not so much because of the water volume as these fishes are not quite so active as say the Tangs, but rather the limits in 'real estate' prohibit keeping this fish in such smallish systems. Chelmon rostratus is often a problematic feeder, having a larger system (100g+) with ample live rock/substrate and the associated infauna (along with an in-line refugium to help sustain populations) will go a long way towards sustaining this fish while it is being trained to other foods, as well as continuous contribution to the long-term health of this species>> Thanks. Pam
<<Cheers, EricR>>

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