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fishypets
02/26/2011, 01:02 AM
I'd like to add one or more angel fish to my mixed reef. I keep SPS, LPS and clams. Which one might work?

Tank is 200 gallons and is currently stocked with 17 Anthias, 3 Tangs and a pair of clownfish.

jyxie
02/26/2011, 01:16 AM
dont think anything would work with clams. correct me if im wrong

fishypets
02/26/2011, 01:21 AM
That's good to know!

What about the Bellus?

snorvich
02/26/2011, 04:31 AM
Genicanthus Angels, including Bellus et al will work.

pseudo joe
02/26/2011, 06:22 AM
My goldflake is a model citizen. My regal is fine with existing corals but likes to sample pretty much any new lps I try to add.

Kahuna Tuna
02/26/2011, 07:18 AM
Any angel can work but the vast number of individual fish will sample something sooner or later. By large angel I am assuming you mean a pomacanthus or holocanthus? These are all pretty risky especially with LPS and clams, I agree the genicanthus are the best bets but I had read stories about geni's eating LPS as well. If you like the Bellus I would go for it, it's one of the safest bets of all the angels.

michael_cb_125
02/26/2011, 08:31 AM
A. arcuatus

~Michael

snorvich
02/26/2011, 08:33 AM
A. arcuatus

~Michael

Really? I did not know that.

michael_cb_125
02/26/2011, 08:52 AM
Did not know what?

I was just recommending a species.

~Michael

snorvich
02/26/2011, 09:35 AM
Did not know what?

I was just recommending a species.

~Michael

I did not think they were at all reef safe. But never having kept one . . . I thought the OP was looking for Reef Safe including LPS.

michael_cb_125
02/26/2011, 10:44 AM
I have had several different LPS and softies in with my bandits and never had any issues. But as you know all fish are different.

~Michael

7hogwarts
02/27/2011, 07:29 AM
So what are your opinions on a Goldflake?

iLLwiLL
02/27/2011, 07:48 PM
I just added a majestic to my 180 LPS / softie reef last month and so far so good. I did however remove my clams and non - stinging LPS (all besides a huge candy cane colony). the only angel nipping I have ever witnessed was a coral beauty taking a chunk out of a kenya tree.

~Will.