dwarf angels

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  1. squire

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    hi guys,

    i need some advice on the following three questions:

    1) which dwarf angels are reef safe?

    2) which dwarf angels can you accommodate together in a 1000l tank with minimum worry?

    3) how many together of those mentioned in question 2 can you accommodate in a 1000l tank with minimum worry?
     
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  3. Evo R

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    Im have no personal experience with angels but,if heard there is no 100% guarnteed reef safe angel.Its a 50/50 chance.Some people are lucky others are not.

    Lets wait for the guru's to answer your questions.
     
  4. Annoying

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    It all depends on the sertain specimen with dwarfs. Some will leave your corals be and others will tear them to threads! Almost all dwarfs are also aggresive to any other angel in the tank, but there is one group of medium sized angels that would work perfectly! The Genicanthus family is known to live in groups and they are completely reef safe the only problem I think is that you can only keep one male. One of the most striking of the family(and unfortunetley very hard to find them in SA) is the Bellus angelfish(Genicanthus bellus)(This is my dream fish to keep:p)
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    The more common angel to find in SA thats also available at allot of the shops are the Lamarck's angel(Genicanthus lamarck)
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  5. boetie

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    nice angel to keep are the coral beautys
     
  6. Yuri

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    it has more to do with wat tipe of corals you want to keep
     
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    bi colour angels are also not fully reef safe?
     
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    well i hope im the lucky one who got a reef safe bicolour:lol:
     
  10. squire

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    Does anyone know anything about a dwarf angel named Sumireyakko venustus?
     
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    I have a 500 litre system and keep 3 dwarfs - a Coral Beauty, Flame and Rusty. I have had them since February last year and to date have had no problems with aggression or coral nipping. Maybe I've been lucky?
     
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    well u very lucky!!
     
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    I had 4 in my 1000l -
    Golden angel
    Coral beauty
    black yellow fin
    rusty
    Yes they did a bit of nipping but no real damage, they left each other alone but out of all of them the Golden Angel was the most placid and the black yellow fin the most wicked.
     
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    here is info from reefcentral
     

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    Like any other fish, they should be kept as pairs. Dwarfs start nipping at corals, if their food lacks in some nutrients and/or kept as single.
    A good variety of food and keeping them in pairs will make them 99% reefsafe.
    I also kept a flame, a rusty, centropyge argi ( jumping bean?) and coral beauty for years in a 500 litre system without having any problems. I kept them as singles as they are expensive overseas and that time back, there was not much known about how to pair them up.
    These days, there are many informations available on the internet about how to sex dwarfs. The flame for example is easy to sex.
    Less or four black bars are females and more than four black bars are males!
     
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  16. squire

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    i have to admit ... i think the dwarf angels are amongst the most stunning fish to house in our home aquariums, and the most that i have seen are all full of life and character
     
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    Have you ever seen dwarfs kept as pairs? I saw many bicolor dwarfs, but only once kept as a pair. What a difference in behaviour. If keeping dwarfs, then as pairs. It is really worth it.
     
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    If you have a look at my thread you will see i keep 3 dwarf angels presently in my aquarium but it is very large, they are not to be trusted with clams and some zoanthids so reef safe is a relative term

    and one of them is Sumireyakko venustus and it is a great fish check here for a pic of it Achilles and the Life Aquatic - Page 9 - Marine Aquariums of South Africa but i would not call it totally reefsafe it will pick n some lps and clams and some other zoanthids and tubeworms

    Marcel , i have seen flame angels kept in pairs but i guess you have to know how to sex them a dilemma i am having at the moment with my new flame angel ;) it seems the males have pointed edges on their dorsal and anal fins and females are more rounded
     
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  19. squire

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    hi guys,

    Does anyone know of anyone else has is successfully pairing a par of the same dwarf angel in a roughly 1000l setting?
     
  20. Jinx

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    No they are not,I had my Bi Colour for more then a year in my tank with no problems.He just started to eat my corals for no reason.I had to take him out, and it wasn't a very nice experience.

    I'f got a Flame Angel in my tank at the moment and he is doing well......lets hope he stays this way.
     
  21. LuckyFish

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    Shawn, hope that will help to sort out the problem!;)
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