Vermiculated/Singapore Angel

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  1. Mtroboer

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    Hi Guys, I saw one today at the dealer and immediately fell in love, is it reefsafe?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi MtroBoer - no angel is guaranteed to be reef-safe, as their natural diet consists of coral-polyps...

    BUT - if you can keep the angels fed, and have more than enough corals compared to angels, then you should not have to worry about this.

    Many people keep angels and corals together successfully....

    It's just possibly a case of angels possibly chowing LPS corals..... I have 2 pygmy angels (coral beauty and a bi-color angel) in my tank - and they don't touch my corals....
     
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    Thanx Jacquesb, I quickly did some searching on the net and saw that I must proceed with caution. But what the hell, told the dealer I would go fetch it later this afternoon! Also got a Coral Beauty and absolutely love it!
     
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    I just think that the Singapore Angel becomes SLIGHTLY bigger than the coral beauty ;-)
     
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    Proceed with caution! ;)
     
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    Ja, I read up to 18 cm, the site stated a minimum tank volume of 114L witha recommended volume of 200 and something liter can't remember:p Got a 280L system so I believe or hope that it would be adequate...
     
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    I have one in a four foot tank around that mark and have had my singapore for about a year.. Very peaceful fish
     
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    Are you guys talking about a koran/semicirculatus angel?
     
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    Singapore angel

    Chaetodontoplus mesoleucos
    This Angels with a Butterflyfish- like appearance has white on the front of the body and is dark from the middle of the body to the base of the tail. The tail is yellow; there is a black band through the eye and yellow in front of the eye band. This species can do well In captivity its surroundings are to its liking. It is an inherently skittish and peaceful fish, therefore it requires exceptionally peaceful tankmates and quite surroundings if it is to adapt. Keeping it with bold or boisterous fishes will result in the Singapore Angel hiding constantly. Keep it in an aquarium with lots of hiding places; with nonaggressive tankmates you will increase your chances of success with this species. Live rock or good crop of microalgae may also facilitate acclimation.

    Generally not recommended, but no worse than other non pygmy angels if you want such a fish in your reef.

    Singapore Angel
     
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    Thanks mekaeel
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cool beans Robin :)
     
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    Eventually decided against it! Met cybervic at the shop and he strongly advised me against it so I bought a pineapple coral and some shrooms instead! Thinking about buying a purple fire goby...
     
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    Now a purple fire goby is a good fish!
     
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    I've tried that angel with some polyps, thats why I so strongly advised you against him/her. We've had him for almost a year now, he/she is the only fish survivor after the skimmer pump burned out in our display at our other shop.

    I'd rather if you fancy an angel, that you take a chance with the Genicanthus species.
     
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    thanks for the input Wikus
     
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