Bicolour Angel

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  1. Evo R

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    Hey guys

    First off i know all angels do nip corals at some stage.But i would really like to get a bicolour at some stage.I would just like to hear from fellow reefers who have/had them and was the experiance good or bad??
    How hard it is to feed them ect.
    And what corals might be introuble if i do get one??

    Thanks in advance guys!!
     
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    Evo, my wife had one for ages in her softie (mushies & zoa) tank without any issues. Think like all angels they have to be kept well fed, feeding was easy (meaty foods)

    Our personal experience though..
     
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    Unfortunately the Bi Colour is the dwarf angel most likely to devour corals. They seem to go for brains, clams, euphyllia and most LPS. Most soft corals, Zoe's, shrooms, socros etc are left alone.
     
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    So is it safe to say softies and sps would not be on the menu??
     
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    And what do they normally sell for?
     
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    Hmm... the SPS may be targeted. About R350 i think.
     
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    Wich way would be beter?
    1. First introduce the bicolour and then after he is feeding well get corals or
    2. introduce him last to an well astablished tank??
     
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    I like to add corals first. Corals do not put a load on a new filter like fish do. So the filter has a better chance to develop.
     
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    I have 2 of them and they have different tastes - the 1 eats norrie and the other doesnt. They will devour brains but dont touch sinularia - zoas - pin cushions - sps or mushrooms. I feed them homemade marine mix and spirulina flakes . They really are delightful fish and full of character:thumbup:
     
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    My old bi-coulor took the occasional nip at my zoas, but never did any real damage. Get them as small as you can and wean them onto aquarium food(flakes, frozen etc) and you might have a better chance;)I've noticed that when you add new coral the fish tend to pay more attention to the new addition and could possible take a liking into it:whistling:

    Will definately look at getting one in the future though:)
     
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    i ahave a bicolour, does not touch any corals and is fed a variety of foods(spirulana flakes,krill, nori and garlic), paid 180 rand for him
     
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    Thanks guys.
    You all have made up my mind for me.
    Im getting a bicolour:slayer:
     
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    yea,i have a bicolour,never nips any of my corals,sps,or lps.and eats everything,nori,mysis,brine,flakes,pellets.
     
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    wow this just shows how each angel has its own likes and dislikes
    No1 can be sure to waht an angel is going to nip if nip at all
    I had i bi colour which ate my sinular and most of my sps corals and didnt touch lps and like the odd softy.
    I gave him to a friend who has a Fish only tank.
    Mine didnt eat for 1 and a half months it just pecked off the rocks and glass eating lil pods.
    Wonderfull fish with a lot of character and spunk!!!
     
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    Angels are a hit and miss, my emp devoured my all favities in a day, otherwise though I still have a full mixed reef full of lps and softies, a nice brain included.

    If I were you, just buy a small QT tank, put some of your LR in there to make it comfy, get it feeding in there. When it is eating like a pig and nice and tame, then put it in the DT.

    A bi colour is one of the angels I want, I have tried twice allready, and both died at about 3 weeks, these I believe were cyanide, but I remember a thread somewhere on MASA that majority of bi colours are all cyanide caught from asia.
     
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