View Full Version : Long nose butterfly

04-25-2015, 08:35 PM
Contemplating a long nose butterfly in my tank Maye a pair.
I currently have a cbb, Freckle face tang, and a few assessors.

Anyone keep them long term or in pairs

04-26-2015, 12:42 AM
I doubt your cbb will play nice they rarely do lol I tried to add a lot g nose to mine but they fought bad msybe if the tank was huge but too close in body shape mine went balistic :)

04-26-2015, 12:51 AM
Yeah was kinda thinking that.. It's a 6' tank but that's not big enough I'd say

04-26-2015, 12:54 AM
You may get lucky too , I also tried another cbb with even worse results lol my cbb by himself was so peaceful but that chased quickly and my peaceful buddy was a instant jerky lol

04-26-2015, 12:56 AM
Maybe I'll stick to one butterfly, just need to build up bioload a bit

Reef Pilot
04-26-2015, 01:40 AM
I had a CBB and a Pearlscale Butterfly in the same tank, and they totally ignored each. It's the Yellow Tang that caused all the trouble,... but only for a couple weeks, and then they were all friends.

I still have a Pearlscale in each of my tanks, couple of the most useful fish I have. Better than CBB's for aiptasia eradication and don't bother my corals (SPS, LPS and softies). And much easier to keep than CBB's, as they eat pretty well everything, incl grazing on algae along with my tangs. I have had mine for almost 5 years now.

04-26-2015, 02:47 AM
Interesting.. Ive read so many mixed reviews on pearlscale.. Maybe I'll read into them some more!

Reef Pilot
04-26-2015, 02:53 AM
Yeah, many will say not reef safe, but mine have been model citizens. Of course, they need to be QTed and trained on food before going into the DT.