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gmann
04-30-2015, 09:04 PM
Hey all,

Thinking of getting a coral beauty, but reading online it says it will nibble my corals. Just wondering if anyone has had experience with any dwarf angel fish in their reef tank?

Thanks

rishu_pepper
04-30-2015, 09:20 PM
My beautiful coral beauty that was just introduced into the DT (LPS, softies, zoas) hasn't nipped anything yet.

rynoe
04-30-2015, 09:27 PM
Mine is safe with my SPS and zoas. He does not get along with other fish though.

Aquattro
04-30-2015, 09:28 PM
It's an angel. Flip a coin. Some will, some won't, some might.

George
04-30-2015, 09:35 PM
Dwarf angelfish usually don't eat corals. What they find tasty is algae that may grow on your corals. When people see their dwarf angelfish nipping at their corals that's what the angelfish are trying to eat. Your corals may or may not like the nipping.

H2o2
04-30-2015, 09:41 PM
My little Golden angle nips between the polyps once and a while but always picking at the rocks

Wretch
04-30-2015, 09:46 PM
Mine picks on the rocks and nothing else that I have seen.

Taipan
04-30-2015, 09:54 PM
It's an angel. Flip a coin. Some will, some won't, some might.

What he said.

In my own experience (others may have differing opinions from their experience); the order of pygmy angels from worst coral munchers to relatively non-coral munchers:

Lemon Peel Angel (Worst)
Coral Beauty
Gold Flake Angel
Golden Angel
Flame Angel
Potter's Angel
African Flameback (Least)

Coasting
04-30-2015, 10:19 PM
My dwarf angel loved algae.... And my acans and brain coral.
So bye bye he went

gmann
04-30-2015, 10:48 PM
Sigh and I really wanted the red coral beauty too, but I do like my corals. Back to the drawing board

Thanks for all your replies

Coasting
04-30-2015, 11:47 PM
You can always try him. And if he starts.nipping coral then remove it.

George
05-01-2015, 12:42 AM
Actually according to a survey done on RC, coral beauty is one of the most reef safe angelfish (large or dwarf):
Coral Beautty, safe 74, not safe 10, percentage 88%. The sample size is 84 which is pretty good.

gmann
05-01-2015, 01:33 AM
coasting: yeah i think i might end up doing that

george: that is a pretty good sample size, another pro haha

Snappy
05-01-2015, 04:15 AM
It's an angel. Flip a coin. Some will, some won't, some might.

I agree 100% - I have had mine for over 10 years and it is a model citizen but I know of others that had them and were a problem fish.

daplatapus
05-01-2015, 04:19 AM
3 years in with my flame angel and I've never seen him nip anything yet

Aquattro
05-01-2015, 04:34 AM
3 years in with my flame angel and I've never seen him nip anything yet

Adam added a flame and it went to town eating everything :) Flip the coin!!

Skimmin
05-01-2015, 06:17 AM
Had a coral beauty that was fine for over a year then developed a taste for zoas.

H2o2
05-01-2015, 06:45 AM
There is 1 for sale right now doesn't eat corals

gmann
05-01-2015, 06:46 AM
i was gonna get the red coral beauty from oceanic