One-Spot Foxface

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  1. Mtroboer

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm fairly new to the hobby, have my tank running for 7 months now. I was just wondering how reefsafe the Foxface really is? Has seen it nipping at my Xenia and Starpolyps, have almost nothing left!!
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA!
    as far as i know,these guys are reefsafe,probably yours took a liking to the Xenia and polyps
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Hi Welcome to the forum, i think you have answered you own question with regards reef safe, clearly your one isn't, i have heard that some of them do get naughty when they are older, others i have seen were perfectly good. It's the chance we take, i think very few fish are totally reefsafe, a friend of mine had a tang that started eating his gorgonia.... just have to keep an eye on what they like to eat (coral wise).

    What tank do you have, what other fish? tell us a bit about your system. pics always go down well:)
     
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    There is no guarantee with these fish , they generally leave hard corals alone , but shrooms and polyps are not safe if they are hungry.
    WELCOME !!:)
     
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    Thanx for the replies, I also think it really depends on the individual fish just wanted to get another opinion! As for the tank it's a 1,2 m 280L tank with a 60L sump/refugium. I have about 40kg's of Liferock, mostly Malaysian, some Kenian and a fine crushed coral substrate about 7cm's deep. In the sump I have a 20 w Full Spectrum light,2 Jebo Skimmers(Sucky Sucky!!!!!! Saving for a TS2!), a DSB, some Caulerpa and a return pump. In the hood I have 2x 54w T5's, One full spectrum the other actinic, a NO 40w actinic and 2x Fans.
     
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    Welcome to MASA MtroBoer!
     
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    And lifestock is as follow:

    Fish:

    1 False Percula
    1 Watchman Goby
    1 Foxface
    1 Coral beauty
    1 Algae Blenny
    1 Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse

    Invertabrates:

    2x Cleaner shrimp
    2x Hermits (Was sold as Blue-Legged Hermits, not so sure!!!)
    1x Anemone Crab
    1x Debelius Reef Lobster(No problems yet!)
    Couple of unknown snails

    Corals:

    Anemone(Not sure of species)
    1x Euphelia( Thanks Reefmaniac!)
    1x Sinularia
    Brown Button Polyps
    Green Button Polyps
    Some Pulsing Xenia(Thanks to Ed although not much left!)
    Blue Shrooms
    Star Polyps(Or do I have any left......?)
    A lot of small tube and fanworms

    Will sent some pictures soon!
     
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    Thanks JacquesB! :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum Mtroboer :)

    I have a one-spot foxface and he hasn't given me any problems although I have heard of them sometimes taking a nibble here and there.

    Your tank sounds interesting, just one thing though, you will definitely need to add some more white T5's if you want to keep your anemone alive, they need lots and lots of light in order to survive. I would recommend a minimum of 4 good quality white (10k) T5's and try not to have them too high above the water surface.
     
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    Hi Viper, Luckilly he seems very happy at this stage, I have the lights(Aqua Medic 10K Reef White& Reef Blue) about 15cm from the water surface. But the extra T5's are definately on my soon to do list! I ordered 2 Seio M1100 wavepumps so the lights will probobly come within the next 2 months!!
    PS. Wich do you recommend I get first the pumps or the lights?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Ok, in the meantime I think you should feed the anemone 2 or 3 times a week. They really do need sufficient quantities of light to survive.

    Now show us some pics :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome Mtroboer! :) I love my Foxy, they are such characters. When the tang tries to harass him he shows spikes and looks mean. But the moment the other fish touches him he retracts. Hope your Fox changes his diet. Feed him lots of Nori ;) that will keep his mind on cheaper fare.
     
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