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Old 07-05-2015, 11:51 PM   #11
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Did you add anything while he was younger? Did he attack it with the same vigor? Mine is still young, only over a 1in an a half.
Maybe there's hope. What I think I'm going to end up doing just in case I have Hannibal also is keep the 10g up an running bare with the filter an a couple of decorations I have lying around while I order an revive some if not most of my livestock an then proceed to watch the parms very carefully. Then add the wrasse last. I'm afraid about swings in the system, but by the time i do that I'll have over 49 lbs of live rock, 40 lbs of live sand, my skimmer up an running along with my crazy sump build. Hopefully this will stop any crazy swings.
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When it is a 55 one would work. I'd give my coral beauty to just about anyone after it went postal on SPS and clam...model citizen atm, but still.

Man, that sucks. I really like the coral beauties too. Did kill the clam or just take a chunk out of it?
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So I called my fave SW fish store an asked if they do trade ins. They usually don't but in some special cases the owner has taken in a few bullies for in store credit. Next time I'm in the store, I'm going to talk to him about it as I really don't want to risk this thing being a Hannibal even though I adore the little guy
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I have both coral beauty and flame angel coming up on almost 5 years in my reef I never once had a issue , my wrasse seems to be the only one with the nipping issue , not 100% sure if it was cause I added them young and they just never got that bad habit or what , or if I just got lucky , but like hank said some can just be a holy terror , all my friends cant understand how I dont have problems , as there's rips there tank apart
may just be a roll of the dice
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:12 PM   #15
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My Lfs has a coral an a flame in their major coral display tank. I was talking to one of the guys that work their an they said they never have had a problem with any of their dwarves nipping at coral. Hopefully I'll have the same luck if I buy a dwarf from their.
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I think it's more the draw of the dice , as they are unpredictable mine are angels but I've seen many others that were holy terrors , it's a hit or miss kind of challenge ,
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I agree. That's why I was kinda amazed they were keeping them in their main Coral display. I'll make sure to keep an eye on the one I go with for sure, if I go with one
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When coral is the big money in a reef system, a roll of the dice isn't worth a fish deciding to go postal out of the blue.
There are other ways to get the look with patience and research.


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Old 07-06-2015, 02:46 PM   #19
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True, alrighty then. Back to drawing board.
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Would a carpenters flasher wrasse be a better choice?
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