Geniacanthus Pygmy Angel.. Yes Please!!

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  1. brentv

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    Guys and Gals out there...
    I've caught our local Jumping Bean, Multispinner (Black bean) and tried a few bought Pygmy angels.... and they all pic at corals... sometimes only after 6 months sometimes straight away!!! I love angels, but do not want the mission of catching out the little buggers again that munch down....

    I stay pretty far from any LFS and have only ever actually seen 1 Geniacanthus angel in a tank, a Lamark
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    who has enjoyed these little angels without coral destruction, that can clue me up a bit....;)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I have a Lamarck angel in my tank, about 6cm+ and no issues at all, they are reef safe and great herbivores
     
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    I have a Bellus and a Swallow Tail, this is a great family of reef safe fish.
     
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    brentv Thread Starter

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    Do you remember roughly what you paid?
    Would be cool to get a pair! also who would I order from? (sponsors?)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i paid about R300 each for them
     
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    Angels over corals any day for me my good man.
    I have a Flame and a Coral Beauty need to get a jumping bean to finish off the collection.
     
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    Brent, maybe try feeding a bit more, or changing their diet, I got a little semi in my reef now, and the first day or two he whacked a few favities, and the aiptasia :)thumbup:), but now he just chills all day between meals, he has been in for a week and a half and already recognises me, and begs, which is cool, you can't beat an angel, he is maybe a bit aggro. the gsp's xenia etc he has not touched at all though.

    maybe just try a varied diet, or a bit more food.
     
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    Yo @brentv
    You had any luck with the Genicanthus caudovittatus ? I've caught a few on the deeper reefs in your area in the past, and in Moz, but never had much success with them in tanks. Also always had females.
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    Gonna keep my eye out, doing a deep one this weekend....
    Kingi also;)
     
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    Really Mag... that semi hasn't even started in your tank:tt2:
    You will see...
    My fish get a diet of krill, mixed marine, live brine shrimp, fish roe, flake once a week, sinking morsels, fresh tuna, fresh crayfish..(yes it's season:biggrin:)
    Don't think it's the diet:whistling:
     
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    Mine use to peck at my open brain, I unfortunately lost him to either WS, brook or oodinium. Dont think it was WS though. He has never given me problems for the time I had him, just pecked at the brain but nothing serious.
     
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    brentv Thread Starter

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    Ok so I wanna order a Geniacanthus, possibly a pair..

    Which ones guys?
    Lamark, Bellus Watanabei??:blush:
     
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    Sea has been up to s*"t so dives where cancelled this weekend!:(
    Gonna have to try again, in a few weekends time!:blush:
     
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    I got my genicanthus from the SARK shop.
    Not a sponsor on this forum.

    I say go with the Bellus angels
     
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    Anyone else had much luck with these little guys?
     
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