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Old 01-22-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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One spot fox face in a reef?

Anyone have any bad experience with a fox face in a reef? I have an 80 gal fowler that ill eventually turn reef and was wondering about them. Thanks for any info
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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They might nip corals. I almost bought one but decide not to take the chance.I heard both stories.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:30 PM   #3
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Mines peaceful in my reef. Hasn't nip at anything but algae
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #4
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They're a tempting fish and especially being a fish on the fringe!

If you keep mainly hard corals you should be ok but i think they like to go for fleshy corals and Zoa's.
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Mine eats algae but never touches coral. Awesome fish.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:34 AM   #6
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They're a tempting fish and especially being a fish on the fringe!

If you keep mainly hard corals you should be ok but i think they like to go for fleshy corals and Zoa's.
That's the direction I am eventually going as soon as I upgrade lighting. Love the fox face but don't want to have problems in future. Hmmmmm
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:02 AM   #7
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I have a black bar foxface (not a one spot) and I have all types of corals including zoas. He never touches a thing. But boy does he love his seaweed strips! My LFS has a beautiful one in their huge coral tank and they say he's great. Obviously or they wouldn't keep him in there. Here's a pic of mine!
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I have a one spot, though he has a solid black back whenever stressed. Or just feeling like a jerk. Lol
He has never touched any of my corals, which include zoas, mushrooms, Kenya tree, Duncan, bubble, euphylia, montipora and more. He has picked algae from between polyps, and off a section of monti that wasn't doing well. All in all, he's a very well behaved fish, just extremely skittish.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:42 PM   #9
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Unfortunately I have had 2. Neither gave any of my corals any trouble at all. Awesome fish. However, both died in relatively short periods of time for me. All of my other fish (tangs, wrasses, clowns, gobies etc) are fine.
I would get another in a heartbeat because they look awesome in the tank and are completely reef safe as far as I am concerned. Kept them with zoas, frogspawn, trumpet, shrooms, ricordea, nems, favia, plates etc
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I can honestly say that I had one a few months ago that was doing great. He grazed the hell outa hair algae but when it was pretty much gone he started wrecking my zoa colonies. Luckily it took me all of 5 minutes to catch him and I brought him back to the store. The guy at the store said that was crazy as if they didn't believe me. But he gave me another to try and I think he fell prey to an emerald crab. I really like them. Maybe I'll give it one more try.
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