they are a beautiful fish......are they hard to keep? or like most fish if they are eating frozen or prepared already then they should do fine............i was thinking about getting a small one for my tank.........it will have 150 to go in to in a few months....
I would not call a copperband an easy fish. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give them a 3. I have had many of them and although they all ate well I have never been able to keep one past about 5 or 6 years and a fish like a CBB should live at least 10 years. They are almost like a moorish Idol (but not quite as bad) in that they have a personality and each fish is different in their temperment and their diet. For some reason this fish will eat fine for years then all of a sudden stop eating and die with no outward signs of disease. I have autopsied a few and so far have not found out the cause.
Has anyone here kept one for 10 years? I would like to know.