Bicolor angel with a clam

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  1. rudeboy1

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    Hi All

    I know that these 2 are sometimes very difficult to keep together as the bicolor tends to nip at the clams as well as other corals.

    So the basic question that I am asking here is has anyone had success in keeping these 2 together and if so what has the bicolor done to the clam?

    Thanx.
     
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    I have had the same question and been doing tons of research on it. To tell you the truth the best answer I have found is, if you not willing to take the risk don't. It all depends on the fish and even if you have a good fish one day for no reason he can change and turn on your clams.....
     
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    My experience has been that all pygmy angel nip at clams.
    Tried 4 different types to date and all have been a problem with my clams
    :eek:
     
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    My bi-colour is nipping my clam atm. Busy finding him a new home as i want the clam to stay.
     
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    Hi Alias

    You can take him to either Oceanson or Elite Aquatics. Oceanson will give you R 100 and Elite will give you R 299. Im also gonna get rid of mine and introduce a few clams. Its such a pity considering how beautiful the pygmy angels are!!!
     
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    How long does it take to drive from PE to Cape Town? :p
     
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    Quite a long time. Why you ask? ;)
     
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    Hmmmm I find it strange that you guys have this issue.

    I have been keeping 3 pygmy angels of over 6 months in a tank together (I know people say it can't be done) 2 have become a mated pair(the eblii and cream angel no chance I will get hybrids :p).

    I have a clam in the system and they have not even looked at it. the litterally swim over it and they are not very phased at all. I found that nutrition is key. My angels have a wide selection of food.

    Natural algae in the rocks and back glass, nori in the morning and 6 times a day of very small feedings of Ocean nutritions formula I and II. It keeps the fat and overweight and VERY happy.

    My Squasmosa is happy so - everyone is happy !:1:
     
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    That sounds amazing.

    My bicolor isnt really full of crap but he does nip at my star polyps maybe once a month. When i added my royal gramma he pested him for a bit but now they are the best of buds.

    Its a risk! But fish are like people one person might not like you and another person might, one fish might nip the other may not.

    I think i will experiment and see if my one will be compatible with a crocrea. If so ill be overjoyed!!!
     
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    Alias lives in PE :biggrin:
     
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    Lol! Oh i never saw that.:blush:
     
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