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Old 11-30-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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Harlequin Tuskfish

Need some advise before buying one of these guys. I am getting mixed advise is this fish reef safe or not? "Harlequin Tuskfish"

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Old 06-04-2011, 11:08 PM   #2
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Not reef safe. Eats Shrimp and crabs and snails. So not good.
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Will eat smaller shrimps, crabs, snails, and even fish if they fit in its mouth. It is fine with corals, but unless you have a reef with no cleanup crew it is out of the question, will even eat cleaner shrimp. Nice fish though
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--On my short list for favorite fish, I have had one. I had it for a couple years. I can't remember the details, but I know there are vriations of the fish based on where you get them.....something about purple or coloration or something. Anyway, I think there was a specific HT that should be avoided because they were most likely collected with cyanide--not sure if it was the Phillipine variety?

But yeah, they will wipe out shrimp, crabs, and snails. I would definitly do one in a larger reef tank. Great centerpiece fish IMHO.
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Thanks guys I tried answering on my blackberry but it would not let me post in the forum kept giving me error messages.... So I guess I want be adding a Harlequin tusk to my tank. Don't want him eating my corals and shrimp because I finally found the Peppermint shrimps that cleared out my Aiptasias "FINALLY". YEAH....
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Yea, there are two different peppermints that look very similar, but only one of them eats aiptasia.
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