Are they reefsafe?

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  1. herkie

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    I caught some small Moonies(2-3 cm) and a soul of the same size last night and would like to know if the can be kept in a reeftank. - like the moonie shape and the soul should be interesting to watch. :biggrin:
     
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  3. mandarin

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    Difficult to say but i won't take a chance, i think they eat anything, caught some on rod ( nice looking teeth )
     
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    Never Ever bud!!!!
    When i was younger we caught a small moonie and put it in my old mans fish only tank!! (3m by 1m heigh!) it was very agro and no peaceful fish could ever get chow....
     
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    I know of a reefer who has had one in a reef set up for many years, no issues.
     
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    I assume the comments is regarding the moonies - what about the soul?
     
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    Ok I now realise I made a spelling mistake, the other fisk is a sole.
     
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    never seen anyone keep a sole apart from in the fridge before it gets lemon&butter basted
     
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    I saw live sole in a tank once, about 15cm could have been something else. Quite a lot of them. But that was in a Japanese restuarant in Tokio, right before they go served. Fresh fish, could not get any fresher than that to eat. The fin on the back was still trembling and the mouth opening and closing slowly, while you eat its side. Very tasty.
     
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    Those sandy coloured speckled soles (cant remember correct name) are quite viscious predators. Anything small swims over them (cleaner wrasse, small goby etc) and its history.
     
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    Interesting, I think food could be a problem for the sole?
     
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    You have to have a very dirty tank for a sole to survive, as well as fish you do not like much or care that it will be eaten
     
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    Thanks all for helping, I tend to become reckless quite easily and if I'm not brought down to earth with some warnings I could well destroy my tank in taking chances.

    One interesting thing that came out of this is the sole that's a vicious predator, it looks quite harmless to me. Well that sealed the sole's fate and it will be gone in the morning. :thumbup:
     
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    Hows the Lions Herkie? got mine eating pieces of hake.
     
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