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Old 08-23-2013, 12:51 AM   #1
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Help with catching South Afrcan flameback angel

My angel that I got a month ago is nipping at a few coral and I just don't want to lose anything. Too fast to catch with a net. Built the fish trap with a plastic bottle today but it wouldn't go anywhere near it. Should I try again? Help!!!

One more thing, lets say I catch it at night, when the lfs is closed. Where do I put it? I have a Biocube 29
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:19 AM   #2
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What kind of corals? Does it have enough to eat other than corals?
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What kind of corals? Does it have enough to eat other than corals?
Soft corals, lps, and yes I was feeding once a day, isn't that enough? He is going after the favia, kenya tree, and button polyps.
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Soft corals, lps, and yes I was feeding once a day, isn't that enough? He is going after the favia, kenya tree, and button polyps.
Did you try floating algae or lettuce for him to pick at? Also I feed my dwarf angel a mysis/squid/scallop mix in the am and pellets at night. Doesn't pick very often if at all.
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Did you try floating algae or lettuce for him to pick at? Also I feed my dwarf angel a mysis/squid/scallop mix in the am and pellets at night. Doesn't pick very often if at all.
I have the algae sheets, but none of the fish are interested. Should I try lettuce? He wasn't picking at first, it started a few weeks ago. Plus, in the beginning I would feed twice in the day also , but he still picked.
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Even well fed they pick. That's what angels do. Most don't eat the polyps, but their constant browsing can cause the corals to not open up.
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can't believe it, but it actually entered the trap when I was away from the tank. Grabbed the trap, put a net over it and currently it is in my tank. Hope he doesn't get stressed, I need to take him to Petco after work. He should be okay in there for a day right?
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can't believe it, but it actually entered the trap when I was away from the tank. Grabbed the trap, put a net over it and currently it is in my tank. Hope he doesn't get stressed, I need to take him to Petco after work. He should be okay in there for a day right?
Petco takes their saltwater livestock back? Not in Los Angeles. They specifically exclude it. I would call first. If they don't you can take it to another fish store as a trade in for another fish. African flamebacks go for $50-60 in my area so even if they only gave you half that's still worth it.
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Just realized you are in Pasadena. Lol. Definitely call petco. They might not take it.
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Just realized you are in Pasadena. Lol. Definitely call petco. They might not take it.

Thanks for the reminder, if they don't then I'll take it to another LFS.
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