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Old 07-16-2009, 01:53 AM   #1
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Emporer Angelfish in captivity? Difficult to keep?

Ok so as I've stated before I'm thinking about getting an Emporer Angelfish to go in the tank with my Sunset Wrasse. Are they really truely a delicate fish? That's all I keep reading on the internet from people is they're not easy to take care of and don't do well in captivity.

I also hear you shouldn't get one unless you have 6 month or better established live rock because they like to scavage and snack on the live rock. Is this true?

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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Imperator Angelfish

Looks like to me it`s rated as moderate on the care level.
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I have had them and they do fine... just sold an adult I had as he chased around the juvi
I have a 180g though
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IME they can be difficult to feed at first, but aren't that hard to keep once you get them eating. If you get one, make sure you ask to see it eat (good advice for any fish, really).
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If you get one, make sure you ask to see it eat (good advice for any fish, really).
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How would it do with the Sunset Wrasse I have though? I'm a bit concerned there.
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