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Old 09-17-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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I've read mixed things about flame angels and how they can and can't be reef safe. Has anyone had any experience with them? What type of corals have they been known to nip at?
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I just had to tear apart my entire reef a few weeks ago to catch my flame. It took a liking to my xenia colonies. It almost destroyed one coloney all together. I also saw it nip at my hahiry mushrooms and zoos. None of the angels are considered reef safe. It is realy a gamble to see if you get one that likes corals or not. I do think eventually, you will have a problem. Even if the fish is just nipping at the corals and not really harming them, they wil have tendecy to stay closed up and not thrive. If it were me, I would skip it. Just too much work and stress.
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Thanks Lando...I think I'm gonna pass on the Flame Angel
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I belive we have a flame angel profile in our profiles area. I have had two. My first was very lethargic and didnt live beyond 2-3 weeks after getting. The second I have had for over 9 months now and I havnt seen it touch any of my corals.

I know someone who has had three or four flames. The last flame they had was a coral nipper and had to be removed.
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Thanks fishfreek....it never even crossed my mind to look there!
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