Safe Angels for Mixed Reef tank!

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  1. brentv

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    Hey Guys,
    I would like to know what you think is a safe angel (probably pygmy angel!) for a mixed tank soft corals, lps, sps, anemone's etc. I have caught Jumping beans, multispinners before down this side of the coast, and they seem to nip at some of the corals!!
    What do you guys think, coz if I add one to my new 2.7m tank, their is no way of catching him out? do you think that some beans might not nip or do they all generally? I get mixed responses from different people that put them in their DT's
     
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  3. scubaninja

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    There are no real TRULLY safe angels, there is always a chance, but if you can get one small, and 'train it' in your sump to eat prepared food you might be lucky. But i'd go with pygmys if i were you, they do less damage with every bite :p
     
  4. Junz

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    i have a jumping bean and he is well behaved... im thinking about adding a regal angel this friday also..will see how it goes
     
  5. Yuri

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    no fish is reef safe
    I have heard of yellow tangs that eat coral
     
  6. Kunhardt

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    Not true Scubie these Angels are 100% Reef safe! ;)

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    Genicanthus bellus

    But at R2395 for the pair I think I would take a nip now and then instead! :p
     
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    haha good going:) but we want pretty angels not bulls rugby players:p
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  8. Yuri

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    usually the Genicanthus genusus are referred to as reef safe
     
  9. Moolis Moolman

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    Where did you get that price????

    We get them for R 1500 a pair, after quarantine !!!:slayer: and less than R 1000 for pre-ordersed stock

    PM me for details.;)
     
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    :biglaugh:...looks like im setting trends;)
     
  11. Kunhardt

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    Wow that is a good price, although I must admit I am with Scuba, they arent exactly the most eye catching merely reef safe! :)
     
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    All the pygmy angels I've ever had have always eaten or nipped at corals for a few months and then stopped. If you get them small they don't really do much damage to your corals.
     
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    MAC certified?

    They eat prepared foods, guaranteed net caught and captive raised.



    I have had a jumping bean and bi color angel that never touched my coral - It all depends on the individual fish I guess....
     
  14. scubaninja

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    yes a lot on the individual fish. had a semi that ate my purple monti:( a bicolor that ate trumpet corals, a coral beauty and a jumping bean that never touched a coral in their lives. so its touch and go mainly
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    I had an emperor, bi-colour and coral beauty for almost a year and they never touched any of my coral. I wish the same could be said about the Queen angel:p

    I think if you get the speciment quite small and feed then often throughout the day with a mixed diet the chances could be less IMO;)

    BTW Lanzo - Waar's my quote?:)
     
  16. brentv

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    Do we get in any other Genicanthus species!!! especially ones that don't look like blue bulls:razz:. I stay about 130km from the nearest LFS and don't really get to see what is shipped in?
     
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    We get:
    G. Bellus males
    G. Bellus female
    G. melanospilus - Swallow tail
    G. melanospilus - Zebra
    G. melanospilus - Yellow zebra
    G. melanospilus - half banded
    G. watanabei - female
    G. watanabei - male
    G. lamarck

    These are regularly available.:thumbup:
     
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    would these guys fit in with my majestic and juv' emperor ? :p
     
  19. Kunhardt

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    I am trying out an Emperor Angel at the moment, got him in my sump and trying to get him to settle in and eat prepared foods before putting him in the DT. Did you do anything different than the norm with yours or did you just pop him in and get lucky?
     
  20. scubaninja

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    Let him eat properly first in your sump mark, an emperor can do some serious damage in a softy tank:whistling:
     
  21. Kunhardt

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    Ya I will definately leave him until he starts eating properly, but its tough he's so small and cute and if feel sorry for him down there all by himself, he gives me these sad little eyes and pleads to be sent up stairs with the big boys. :p
     
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