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Old 12-08-2006, 01:27 PM   #61
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We'll hold off on the angel, then, until we figure out whether or not we're going to go reef. Butterflies are not reef safe, either, IIRC, correct?

Are there certain corals that are more prone to fish-picking than others?
For the most part, no they are not. I wouldn't say one coral is more prone than another as far as being picked on. It is really a matter of what you would like to keep, coral wise, and trying to match up the best possible scenario with fish counterparts. There is alot of give and take to be had.
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I had to get rid of 2 angels because they literally ate two corals in my tank. So I can imagine a reef tank without one . No never again.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:37 PM   #63
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I had to get rid of 2 angels because they literally ate two corals in my tank. So I can imagine a reef tank without one . No never again.
Awww, never say "never again".
I think it varies with the individual fish's personality.
I've had a Coral Beauty dwarf angel in my reef tank with no problems yet. (knock on wood)
Only "grazes" the LR and never touches the corals.

On the otherhand I had a Spanish Hogfish that I had to let a buddy "adopt" from me for his fowlr tank after the little brat developed a taste for purple and orange zoes.
Never touched any of the other corals or even other colored zoes.
Just the purple and orange variety.

I'm considering getting a Flame angel for my big reef tank but I have the feeling I'm gonna be pushing my luck...
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I wonder if feeding or tank bred might be a factor.....
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Our booty today:

5 green chromis (who are busy eating the pods off the glass)
1 royal gramma - the smallest they had (who's been mostly hiding thus far)
1 skunk cleaner shrimp - one of the smallest they had (who has taken up residence in a cave)
6 astrea snails (they're snails. they don't do much but slime across the rock. whaddaya expect? )


WOO HOO!!


Pics when I'm conscious enough to take pics. The fish were a great end to a long day at work.
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Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful start.

I don't think you had to worry about choosing a small cleaner shrimp.
It's my understanding that inverts don't affect your bio-load in the way that fish do.
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They're all blurry and were taken in a hurry.

I've named the shrimp "Pierre."
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Nice pics and stand!
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I've been reading this thread since the start, very impressed with your self control, study and patience.

Congratulations on taking your time, asking for (and listening to) advice, and now actually having fish in the tank. It looks great and is going to be stunning
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