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Old 04-03-2012, 01:58 AM   #1
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Dwarf Angle in a reef aquarium

I was wondering if anyone has had issues keeping flaming dwarf angles in a feef aquarium? I have a 29gal tank.

Also, would you add the an angle after the aquarium is well established or in the early stages?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:19 AM   #2
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From what I have read it is usually a coin flip. I asked the LFS about a Flame Angel and they said that 80% won't bother coral if they are well fed. I asked another LFS and they said its 50%-50%.

One helpful employee at a LFS suggested purchasing a specific kind of inexpensive coral (she stated the kind but I don't remember) and placing it in the tank. She said dwarf Angels are drawn to it and will usually only eat that specific coral and leave the others alone.

I don't know if this will actually work or not.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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dwarf angels like lps corals that are meaty. some do it some dont. coral beauties are normaly rather good about not nipping but you never know.
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My dwarf flame angel nips only when he's hungry. I think he's just seeing if it's food. I haven't lost any corals with him in the tank
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I have pygmy dwarf in a 16 with a zoa, torch, and a bubble coral. No issues of it nipping at the coral yet.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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Its a gamble ,,there is noway to predict what it will be like in a year or two from now...A lot of people say "mine doesn't " but i'd like to know how long they have had theirs ..Some will go years before starting to nip,then they eventually destroy your whole tank..It happens a lot.Its definitely a risk/reward thing.

Definitely wait till the tank is well established ,,angels need good stable conditions
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #7
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I've had my coral beauty for about six months and haven't seen any nipping at corals or inverts.
Like other people said though, it's a complete gamble.
I would add it after the tank is established, but before you add every single coral you want.
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I had two that almost wrecked my reef. They were model citizens for four years but then went haywire. I guess I should not say haywire as they were just doing what their nature suggests. I would not attempt it if it was me. You`ll have to take the tank apart to get them out. JME.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone! I think I'll pass on the angle. To bad, they are amazing to look at!!
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:54 PM   #10
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Can you have dwarf angels in a 30g?
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