Is a coral beauty angelfish reef safe ?

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  1. kssquared

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    Anyone know, because I have read conflicting stories on the net ?
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Most people say they safe most of the time.

    I think you are pretty safe, but it depends on the individual fish
     
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    In my limited experience yes they are. Had one over a year now, no problems
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    No angel can be cosidered totally "reefsafe" but coral beauties do seem better than most.
     
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    Thanks guys, sounds like its worth a try then.
     
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    ive seen lotsa reef tanks with coral beautys personally,and none of them said they had issues with them
     
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    Kanga is right, depends on individual fish. I had a coral beauty in my previous tank and have one now in my current tank and NO PROBLEMS. He is just grazing on the live rock all day.
     
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    how compatible are they with bicolour angels?
     
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    got mines for a feqw months now , all he eva eats , is algae
     
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    They do become problamatic as they get older and will nip at corals and inverts. As such may or may not cause damage depending on size of tank and number of corals and inverts. If they are kept very well fed, including some nori or sea veggies on a daily basis, the nipping can be limited.
     
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    give my bi colour a plecomin tab every morning and feed him artemia in the evening
     
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    Welcome to the forum NicoH.
     
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    welcometomasa NicoH
     
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    Welcome NicoH - please create a new thread on the "New Members" forum, and then introduce yourself to us? Who you are, where you are based - what's your experience with Marines, what tanks you have - and pictures of tanks, live stock, hardware, etc, please?

    Many thanks.
     
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    When putting a fish like this in your reef tank make sure you have a plan to remove him again if need be, otherwise you will be pulling your reef apart to catch him.
     
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    Welcome NicoH. Do you have a tank?
     
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    Hi, thanks for the welcome. I four tanks at the moment. Two tanganyikan tanks containing the likes of juli, tropheus, leleupi, brichardi etc. The other two are marine tanks with one being a nano and the other a full blown 400l reef tank. I have been involved with tropical fish for over 16 years and marines for about two years.
     
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    alan has given very good advice!! as some fish considerd reef safe will infact turn out to be monsters !! I had to catch and remove a sailfin tang from my 2500l system as it was nipping at my clams!! this is very rare but it does happen
     
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    I have had to remove a local cleaner wrasse from my tank after it took a like to my latest clam. Never bothered my previous 2 clams in the year I had them though. Go figure that one out.
     
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