Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-10-2009, 06:39 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by linksyz View Post
Most angels need bigger tanks. Dwarf angels even. The minimum i've seen with ALL angels is 30g. Another thing to worry about if you put it in a smaller tank is that it has a higher chance of getting stress-induced illnesses. And then you have to worry about quarantining the fish, fixing him up.. and then wanting to put it back into the same tank where he got the illness in the first place. As for the whole coral thing, i dont know why you would even go the route of being "cautious" with a fish that is KNOWN to eat corals. What happens when it starts eating the corals.. do you return it? Or do you let it eat the corals and then have your tank become FOWLR. The decisions are delicate and in your best interest to choose one before the other, instead of trying to have both. My suggestion is, keep the angels in a 30g tank MINUMA, and keep them away from corals. Corals are expensive and theres no need to risk them being eaten.
Very well said, and good advice. I like that point that you have to make a choice, FOWLR or reef. The bigger the tank the more leeway you have for "With caution fish". In smaller tanks they have not much to do and tend to turn bad and do their thing of eating corals. Look at what and where your fish comes from...ie..does it hang out on the reef...chances are it also feeds there. Is it more open ocean, more likely to feed on plankton and less on corals, etc... Do your homework and don't just believe one site or person...This is where the fun is
__________________

__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 07:02 PM   #22
is back to save the day!
 
Zer0's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,194
Very good advice TC and very true. Its always best to do research and see what other people have done. The only way for a person to fully comprehend what the consequences of something like this would be, and what the outcomes of it would be as well, would be to find other instances of something like this occuring. And yeah, researching is fun. I love it.
__________________

__________________
Thanks.
-Kevin
Zer0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 08:36 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
severum mama's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: GA
Posts: 10,297
I agree, I wouldn't recommend any angel for a 20 gallon. Our half black is in a 3 ft. 50 gallon and IMO it's a great size for a dwarf angel. A 30 long would work but would be crowded I think. Angels are really active swimmers.
severum mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 09:14 PM   #24
is back to save the day!
 
Zer0's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,194
Yeah i was thinking of getting the flame angel since i have a 55g, but when it says caution with corals i was like nope lol.
__________________
Thanks.
-Kevin
Zer0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 09:42 PM   #25
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
severum mama's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: GA
Posts: 10,297
Any of them are risky with corals. We just decided to chance it anyway. So far so good, but only time will tell.
severum mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2009, 12:53 AM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Etunes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,162
Ya, i have a 90g corner tank and i am still deciding whether to get a dwarf angel or not. I am scared it will munch on my corals when i get them.
__________________
Etunes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2009, 09:24 AM   #27
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Sharkbait430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Northern Westchester, NY
Posts: 590
I just can't wait to be able to start a "monster" tank and make it reef...[heehee]
__________________

__________________
Danilo
Vote AA!
Sharkbait430 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
20 gallon, angel, flame, flame angel

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
eible angel and flame angel? MorayMadness Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 02-12-2007 06:04 PM
flame angel not doing so well... ntswift Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 23 05-08-2006 11:20 AM
Flame Angel macman7010 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 5 01-26-2005 05:07 PM
Flame Angel joeddogg Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 01-15-2005 03:12 PM
flame angel and other dwarf angel in a 90 gal. philly Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 09-20-2004 12:13 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.