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I am thinking about pulling the trigger on getting two pyramid butterfly fish.

But have been doing some reading and they say that it nips on xenia and corals alike it.

I have a good amount growing on my back wall and some in the rocks but I like the look.

Anyone have any experiences with it not eating xenia or nipping on corals.
 
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This was not a photo of my particular fish— but another person’s fish that illustrated what I was talking about. My Pyramids swam/ate/acted normally, but overall looked a bit ‘ratty’ and dull. A “Pearlscale” Butterfly is a much better looking fish— but not reef safe, I don’t believe. Best wishes!
 
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This was not a photo of my particular fish— but another person’s fish that illustrated what I was talking about. My Pyramids swam/ate/acted normally, but overall looked a bit ‘ratty’ and dull. A “Pearlscale” Butterfly is a much better looking fish— but not reef safe, I don’t believe. Best wishes!
I definitely can see the transparent scales that your talking about. Looks very rough in a way and my aim is to go for the clean looks.

Thanks for the info and input.
 
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I just added the two pyramid butterflies to my tank and I was curious on how long it took for the pyramid butterfly to take out the xenia on your tank?
Usually it won’t take too long however there are some occurrences where you could have a model citizen for years just to have it turn and nip coral (Or even you in some cases - Clownfish).

What size tank is yours? I’d personally have gone for 3 or 4 depending on if it’s a 4’ or 6’ tank (Or even larger such as an 8’ with about 6/7 pyramids).
 
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Usually it won’t take too long however there are some occurrences where you could have a model citizen for years just to have it turn and nip coral (Or even you in some cases - Clownfish).

What size tank is yours? I’d personally have gone for 3 or 4 depending on if it’s a 4’ or 6’ tank (Or even larger such as an 8’ with about 6/7 pyramids).
I have a 120 gal and I want to out a trio in the tank but I just went ahead and went with 2 since my livestock is already kind if heavy right now.
 
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