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Old 10-24-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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What corals do angels nip at?

I REALLY want a flame angelfish for my biocube 29 reef. But they aren't reef safe. So I was wondering if I stuck to mushrooms and soft corals would I be ok? Or do they nip at those too?
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A 29 is a bit small for a flame IMO. Flames can be hit or miss. One will never nip anything, one will only nip SPS and/or clams, another will never nip anything. It is risky. I wouldn't put one in a 29. In addition to the tank size alone being an issue, it means fewer corals, less rock to forage on, more likely to be nippy/damaging.
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A 29 is a bit small for a flame IMO. Flames can be hit or miss. One will never nip anything, one will only nip SPS and/or clams, another will never nip anything. It is risky. I wouldn't put one in a 29. In addition to the tank size alone being an issue, it means fewer corals, less rock to forage on, more likely to be nippy/damaging.
Is that just for the flame or all dwarf Angela in general?
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Flame angels are one angel that is difficult to keep and have been known to die for no apparent reason. I know some people load their tanks with fast growing corals so if they start eating it won't be as big as a problem. Angels like a lot of rock work and seem to use the full length of the tank.
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I wouldn't put any angel in that tank.
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Flame angels are one angel that is difficult to keep and have been known to die for no apparent reason. I know some people load their tanks with fast growing corals so if they start eating it won't be as big as a problem. Angels like a lot of rock work and seem to use the full length of the tank.
What angel(if any) would you recommend for that tank with just softies and shrooms?
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That tank is too small for any angel.
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