Originally Posted by peter101
well, im not too familiar with angels. what species would u suggest?
at my LFS
that have a 125 gorgeous reef tank with regals and bangaii so i assumed this would be ok. i'd really like to have the regal, but if it will upset my community i will rule him out.
I was not suggesting it's impossible but rather the banggai may not be as happy as with a more docile tank mate. Tangs are very active fish, while the cardinal is not. If anything, I would opt for the regal and clowns and skip the banggai. I find the regal in my tank is a great addition and am very pleased.
what other sots of verts can i have with this combination? (my gf wants "pretty" fish) also, what inverts should I buy in excess of those that will come with my lr?
All of the above are fine but again the banggai can be a concern with smaller shrimp species and fish. They are carnivors and will prey on anything that moves and can fit in their mouth. That aside there is not really any restrictions for the more common mobile inverts you will find in the hobby as long as you research to ensure they will be reef safe. If you find something and are unsure, you can always post for additional support
, Skipping the linkia is a good idea. They are not very well traveled and often acclimate poorly to captive care and should not be attepted in newer tanks.
If you are adding more rock, I would suggest doing that before any animal additions, it will be much less hassle. Dwarf angels that I have had good success with in a reef set up are flame, coral beauty and eibli. As I said though it's still a 50/50 risk on coral nipping. If possible, try getting tank raised or net caught. Many of these dwarf angel species are cyanide caught and often die within a few short weeks/months of capture.