Prognathodes aculeatus

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    Anybody had any experience with these guys? I've done my research and they average 3 inches but max at 4 and are tough to get on frozen, but I'm prepared for the challenge. There's a couple threads about them and it seems they do well in reef settings, but my question is if one would do well in a 40? Live Aquaria has them listed at 50, but that seems a little large for such a small fish, but I can't find anybody that's had them in a system smaller than 100-120 or so to get an opinion.

    Tank mates would be peaceful, I plan on a green mandarin and a pink streaked wrasse along with my YCG.
     
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    Here's a trick we used to use back in the day. Get a dead coral skeleton and smear it with whatever food you want to feed. We used to use rose corals and it worked like a charm. You might wanna try a fungia or blasto skeleton since rose corals are verboten these days.
     
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    That's not a bad idea, but won't it encourage it to also eat corals?
     
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    It's a butterfly, they eat corals.
     
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