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Old 05-03-2011, 11:13 PM   #1
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How to make algae grow?

I would love to add a coral beauty or flame angel to my tank. I understand that they need live rock for grazing and I have lots of live rock but my rock has little to no algae on it with the exception of 1 rock. My rocks are completely covered in coraline. Is there a way to make good algae grow so I can have a coral beauty? Or will a coral beauty eat meat if algae is not present?
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according to liveaquaria.com about coral beauty diet:

"The diet of the Coral Beauty Angelfish should consist of Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysis or frozen shrimp, and other quality meaty foods."
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:43 AM   #3
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To make algea grow u need a source of nitrate and phosphate and also lighting!
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Does anyone have a coral beauty? Do they require a large source of algae?
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Why not just use a high quality sheet algae? I would think that if you encouraged algae growth in your tank now, you may be regretting it when it gets out of control later.
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Does anyone have a coral beauty? Do they require a large source of algae?
I had a Coral Beauty for a little over 2 years and he ate frozen mysis, cyclopeeze and flake foods. So I'm positive you're little guy will be fine and I agree about not want'n the alge in the tank, you may regret it in the long run. you'll be fine feed'n it whatever yo feed you're other fish.
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I have a coral beauty and she love meaty foods. Sure she'll pick all day on the rocks but his main source comes from feeding time.
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I'll give you some of my algae ... Would you like the hair kind?
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Thanks guys for all the feedback. I wasn't aware that a coral beauty's diet could consist of meat and such. Thank you for all the help. Now I can have one and my tank can remain algae free
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