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Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by Brandz12, 21 Feb 2011.

  1. Brandz12

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    Guys, maybe its an amatuer question, but can a coachman be put into a coral tank?
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    Henoichus Acumulatus is not considered reef safe ie. coral compatable
     
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    I agree With AOR but all fish are different & have the own personalities. I have kept them with corals and amazingly the only thingit touched was the my green palythoas. Others zoas+softies+lps+clams+sps etc were fine
     
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    I have had the same experience twice with them sorta...on both occassions they never touched anything at first except some green paly's and then one day they just started taking out everything.

    Will never put one in a coral tank again.
     
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    "Very difficult to distinguish H. diphreutes (which is reef safe) from the closely related Heniochus acuminatus which has a more prominent snout and longer anal fin (and is not reef safe), H. diphreutes also is a schooling fish, whereas H. acuminatus is solitary or found in pairs at most in the wild."

    I had a H. diphreutes which grew massive over 3 years.. he chowed aptasia like a monster but he also nipped button polyps, interestingly he left everything else alone.

    It comes down to ta ta ma chance.

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