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Old 11-01-2014, 07:23 PM   #1
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Flame Angel reef safe?

I'm seriously considering a flame angel for my 75 gal reef tank. I've read mixed reviews on various sites as to their desire to snack on LPS.

Anyone out there have any real world experience with flame angels of coral beauties?


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From everything I've seen there's roughly a 50/50 chance that they will be okay in a reef. Coral beautys have a slightly better reported success rate, I had one myself that was good with corals.

It also helps if you feed them regularly. It's trending among reefers to only feed their fish 2 - 3 times a week. If this is you, then it might not be the best idea to try one. The hungrier they get, the more likely they will go after corals.
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I feed small amounts, twice a day.


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In that case, I say go for it. Just keep an eye on him and see if the LFS will let you trade it in for another.
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Thanks, the LFS will, so I think I'll give it a try. Really looking for something to be the "centrepiece" of the tank and make it pop. And both those Angels are beautiful.


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Thanks, the LFS will, so I think I'll give it a try. Really looking for something to be the "centrepiece" of the tank and make it pop. And both those Angels are beautiful.


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What other fish do you have?
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Two ocillarious clowns and their RBTA, a Blackcapped Basslett, a One Spot Foxface, two Carpenter's Wrasses, a Six Spot Goby, and four Blue Green Chromiss'.

My LPS are a frogspswn, torch, and elegance. And a few Zoa colonies.


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I have a coral beauty that I feed a frozen "Angel mix" which contains sponge. My LFS recommended it. This fish never snacks on any corals. As was said before, all fish will do and eat what they like. Flames are gorgeous so if you really want one it will be risky. Just keep a few eyes on it!


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Thanks for the info


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Flame angel in my 75g mixed reef only goes after Xenia. Everything else is fine...elegance, duncan's, zoas, trumpets, plates riccordeas, monti, pipe organ, leather etc. Try to hide a piece of Xenia in there and it's gone in an hour.


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