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Old 02-14-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Question What angel should I get?

Hi all,
I have been reefing for about a year now, and I am sad to say that it looks like my very first fish will have to go back to the store. My Coral Beauty started munching on my newest aquisition, a beautiful tri-coloured Symphilia, and since then, has also been nipping at my Toadstool and other corals in the tank. Have never had a problem with her in the past, but it looks like she is no longer reef safe. Is it true that once they get a taste for corals they will always want to eat them, or is this a phase? It is sad, because as I said, she is my first fish, and survived a major tank crash in the summer, so I have a soft spot for her.
My questions are: Should I get rid of her, or will she cool it with eating the corals? If I get rid of her, what other angel fish would be suitable for a 90 gallon tank? Of course I'd love to have an Emperor, but I hear you need upwards of a 200 gallon for one of those to do well. In my 90 gallon, I also have a purple firefish, two ocellaris clownfish, a midas blenny, a marine beta, a fairy wrasse, a watchman gobby, and a yellow tang (that is 8 fish plus the angel that would be going back). I should also mension that it wouldn't have to be an angel, any cool fish suggestions that would do well in this size tank with these tankmates would be greatly appreciated. I have also been thinking about adding another tang, but I don't want the tang police after me, so suggest one that would work in this tank only (considering I already have a yellow).
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What about a flame angle but of course the same thing can occur.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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Ya, they are nice too, but I was thinking of something a bit more interesting.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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I have a sailfin tang that I'm trying to get rid of. It is an awesome fish. Its white and black striped body with big yellow fins. Its about 1 1/2" long and should be fine in your tank
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Are you sure a Sailfin is ok in a 90 gallon tank? I heard they get big!
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:51 PM   #6
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Sailfin is not suited for a 90 gallon. They get about 15 inches.
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Thanks, that's what I thought. What about whether or not you think my angel will return to being reef safe?
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I wouldn't count on that happening . Probably would be best to return him and get something reef safe.
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Thanks, sad but that's what I thought
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Lamarck's Angelfish

This angel gets pretty good reviews as far as leaving corals alone. Really the whole genus of Genicanthus is pretty reef safe from what I hear and have experienced.
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