Fish with coral

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  1. Rax123

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    I have these in my new 500 litre, will i be able to safely keep corals with them?

    yellow tailed damsel
    2 pecular clowns
    copper band
    bi-colour angel
    regal tang
    cream angel

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    The cream angel and bi-colour angel sometimes eat corals and sometimes they don't. It really is a gamble with them. What type of corals are you looking at getting because these fish probably wont touch sps but may nibble on softies, lps and clams.
     
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    wanna start with Kenya tree, ears, and then move on to some hard coral...was also told the same by LFS about the angels. what is sps?
     
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    Sps is small polyp stony corals. So hard corals with very small polyps, they also the hardest corals to keep.
     
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    The angels will most probably nip at your softies.
     
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    Hi Rax! There is a 50/50 chance with corals and Angels. At times they will not touch corals, then when the turn, they can cause a lot of problems.
    In my case, I have 4 Angles in my system, two of them take the occasional nip at my SPS but nothing serious. A few weeks ago I tried introducing a LPS to my system, it wasnt even a week and the Angels killed the entire colony.
     
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    which do u have?
    does it matter if they are dwarf angels
     
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    I have the French, Emperor, Rusty and Jumping Bean.
    My Rusty, which is a dwarf, was also nipping at the LPS I put in. Where as in one of my old systems which was a mixed reef, I kept 4 Multispinus and a Jumping Bean, they never touched the corals.
    Like I said, it is chance you take.
     
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    I have also know a yellow tail damsel to eat coral. If it were me i would get rid of the damsel and angels if you are going to keep Softies and LPS
     
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    then, looks like a toss-up between a reef or fish only....:(
     
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    Your new tank? werent you looking for a tank not weeks ago? i think its a bit soon to already have stuff in your tank and that number of fish as well. Didnt you cycle it at all?
     
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    I have 3 dwarf angels - Flame, Coral Beauty & Rusty. I have had them in my tank since Feb last year(2009) and to date they have not touched any of my corals including the softies.
     
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    True, introduced fish into "new" tank last Thursday, had the tank running for 12 days b4 moving them into new tank, used most of the water and filter media from my previous set-up. Water parameters seemed fine to do the transfer... so far so good.
     
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    some "light", once tank settles 100%, will try some coral:thumbup:
     
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    all those fish are dubious additions to a mixed reef for one or other reason. the yellow tailed damsel can nip at clams, the copper band butterfly is avery challenging fish to keep long term and needs a mature system (over 9 months) with healthy pods before you even start trying, the bicolour and cream angels may take a liking to corals.

    as I understand it your tank is very new and i wouldnt suggest adding any fish into a 2 week old system at all, but then I dont know anything about the tank or what you have done. Just take your time and let filtration systems come together before you stock its better for your tank, the fish and your wallet:)
     
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