Choose between a coral beauty and a jumping bean

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by mike Bushie, 21 Aug 2008.

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which is the better fish

Poll closed 25 Aug 2008.
  1. jumping bean

    11 vote(s)
    55.0%
  2. coral beauty

    9 vote(s)
    45.0%
  1. mike Bushie

    mike Bushie

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    K now i know that i shouldn't have both these angels. which one is the best to have. bearing in mind i have a 125l display and a total water volume of 180L in my system.
     
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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    My choice would be a jumping bean, reason being,the colours :)
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    llike where mekaeel is going with the colors thing what other fish do you have?
     
  5. mike Bushie

    mike Bushie Thread Starter

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    k the plan is
    anthias
    midus blenny
    I already have two true perke clowns
    and maybe a another fish (undecided really)
     
  6. robski

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    i would go jumping bean, although mine died in one day... should of suspected it when they were selling it for a discounted price at the lfs
     
  7. sunburst

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    Bean
     
  8. lappiesreef

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    I have both. Bean is much more colourfull and more of a character...
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Also - Jumping bean. I would love to have one. But have not yet had the chance. I already have a Coral Beauty..... BUT then again - I have a 2 metre tank with LOTS of hiding places ;-)
     
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    I'm sure you could have both Jacie. If three pigmy's go together in mine, surely yours can take it too...
     
  11. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i was just thinking to try not put all your colors in one basket so to speak... why not look at a heraldi if you are not going to get a yellow tang for example? beans are cool i am just a little over them after catching over 40 odd 2 seasons ago.. i actually prefer a black bean now...
     
  12. Midasblenny

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    I prefer jumping beans for character as said above but they tend to be a bit more agro so i vote for coral beauty.
     
  13. mike Bushie

    mike Bushie Thread Starter

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    l really would like to have both however. i am a bit worried considering that my tank is only 125L
     
  14. Warr7207

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    I am surprised you even considering the bean, after what happen to Matt.

    Do what I did and get a BIG CB, let it establish itself then introduce a small bean and then you should be fine, if the bean doesn't go after your clowns;)
     
  15. mike Bushie

    mike Bushie Thread Starter

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    :) Matt bought an adult bean and he introduced the clowns after the bean was established ( without reorganizing the rock) so he did some mistakes.
    warr thats what i had planned ( to get a big CB and a very small jumping bean)
     
  16. Matt

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    Warr: I think jumping beans are only aggressive once their territory is established. I removed my rocks, rearranged and my bean changed in temperament straight away.

    Saying that I think your idea of large coral beauty before bean would work. I would still advise against 2 dwarf angels in 125L of water. I'd wouldn't attempt it as it's easy enough to lose livestock with all the other problems an aquarist can experience!
     
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    Totally agree, I was scared of introducing a cherub angel (close cousin of the bean) into my system (500L) as I have veru well established CB.

    Gave it a few days and the CB lost interest in chasing the smaller fish :p

    All is well now
     
  18. christiaan

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    What do you guys think of keeping 2 beans????
     
  19. Warr7207

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    Can be done, try introduce both at the same time or getter a bigger one than already in the tank. Also introduce J.Beans last
     
  20. lanzo

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    always put jumping bean in last
     
  21. mike Bushie

    mike Bushie Thread Starter

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    k well i did a bad thing i already got a jumping bean this week. he was going for a great price and he is very very very tiny. i plan to get the coral beauty (big one) next weekend. before that i am getting rock from warr. so what do you guys reckon putting the LR in on sat and then straight after putting in the CB. the jumping bean will not know whats going on with all this new rock. He is very small guys ( i know impulse buys are not good but i am pretty sure everyone on this forum has had an impulse buy or two):)
     
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