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Old 12-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Flame angle

Do they eat corals and what is a good tank size for a small 1and half inch one
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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They nip at corals and you should be ok in a 30 gallon tank nothing smaller. It wouldn't really make a difference what size the fish is at the moment tbh. Lovely fish though!
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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Ihave read that they may pick at them. I had one and it did not pick at mine. As for tank size could not tell you .mine was in a 125 and jumped out of the back while I was at work...
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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IMO, a 30g would be too small for long term. Most Dwarf Angels are okay with 70+. I would not go less than 55g. That's just me though. A Pygmy (cherub or flame back) might be okay in a 30g...I'd still go larger, like 55g+.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #5
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I just got one and put it in a 10 gallon quorinting tank for a week than put it in my 50 for about 6 months than put it in my 800 gallon reef than when it's all set up and good
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:38 PM   #6
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800! Whoa. That's big and I'd love a picture or two when you get it going.

I've had Flames and Lemon Peels in 30, 40, 50 gallon tanks without issue. They were both pickers when it comes to coral. They really gave my LPS a hard time. The occassional nip here and there doesn't seem like much, but it makes the coral retract often, which causes health problems for it over time.

I wouldn't trust one in a small reef, but a big one shouldn't be a big deal. I do love me a nice Flame or Lemon Peel Angel. Such great fish!
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:25 AM   #7
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30 gallon is enough. I had one and he never picked at the coral
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:34 AM   #8
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Ok thanks ill try to start a thread with my 800 build
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:37 AM   #9
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I have had my flame in my 75 gal mixed reef over 1 1/2 years now with 7 other fish. Awesome fish has never bothered anything.
I just keep tank well fed... And a good octopus skimmer.. LOL
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It is about the size of the tank and the number of potential targets for picking. If the angel is in a small tank with just a few corals, any picking will probably damage the corals. In a bigger tank with lots of corals, no one coral gets picked on enough to cause serious damage. But they do pick. Mine don't seem to damage anything, but the coral does react to it.
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