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gmann
04-25-2016, 09:10 PM
Just curious on the number of users keeping an Angel in their reef tank.

Now that I have my tank I am thinking about adding one.

Current corals list is: scoly, doughnuts, acans, hammers and torches.

I made a post about this before, but just wanted to see if opinions have changed. Also, changing my desired fish from a Sumatra red coral beauty to a potters.

brisco
04-25-2016, 09:17 PM
I have a 100g mixed reef and keep a flame angel. She leaves all the corals alone with the exception of the GSP which she nips at. I wish that she would eat it more to help keep it in check!

Coasting
04-25-2016, 09:50 PM
The dwarf angel I had LOVED lps. It was delish! Acans, Brains, donuts, anything fleshy. Sympodium, Candycane, etc..

Up to you if you want to risk it.

Bill@IA
04-25-2016, 10:47 PM
One Adult Emperor Angel in a 220 gallon SPS only system.

ponokareefer
04-25-2016, 10:57 PM
Regal and Majestic Angel in my softie/LPS/anemone reef. Debating about getting an Emperor Angel as well.

Myka
04-26-2016, 01:48 AM
I had a Flame Angel in my old 90-gallon SPS tank, and it nipped ALL the SPS. At least it didn't have a favorite, so it never killed anything, but PE was terrible.

gmann
04-26-2016, 02:45 AM
thanks for the feedback everyone

whatcaneyedo
04-26-2016, 04:08 AM
I've got a flame angel in mine but it has only been there for a few months so its still too early to know if it will become a coral nipper.

e46er
04-26-2016, 04:23 AM
emperor, flame and coral beauty all have been reef safe for me

trilinearmipmap
04-26-2016, 04:38 AM
Flame angel for years, leaves corals alone.

Treebeard
04-26-2016, 06:37 AM
I have a flame and pygmy cherub and they leave all sps and lps alone. I love the little pygmy.

mike31154
04-26-2016, 03:54 PM
Singapore (Vermiculated) Angelfish. Eats flake, pellets, nori & forages live rock for critters, I assume amphi/copepods. Leaves my coral alone. I have hammer, palys, gsp & monti caps.

dogswild
04-26-2016, 04:45 PM
have a flame,king angel in mainly sps for 1 year now and all is good,

maron6977
04-26-2016, 05:14 PM
Have a coral beauty for approx 8yrs. Nipped at a clam I had but other then that , good.

Animal-Chin
04-26-2016, 11:04 PM
My Lamarck Angel is awesome. Not brightly colored but pretty much 100 reef safe and it farts bubbles all the time so who wouldn't want a farting fish?

gmann
04-26-2016, 11:06 PM
My Lamarck Angel is awesome. Not brightly colored but pretty much 100 reef safe and it farts bubbles all the time so who wouldn't want a farting fish?

that's awesome!!! I want....

gmann
04-26-2016, 11:12 PM
well I think im going to take a chance and see how it plays out.

Just wondering would it be best to add it last, or does it not matter when I add the fish in. I am still in the early stages or stocking my tank, so I hope its does not become a douche towards new addictions if I add the fish now.

Wheelman76
04-26-2016, 11:31 PM
My Watanabei Angels seem to be reef safe , I thought at one point they were nibbling on my acans but I think it was just my longnose hawk fish sitting on them and causing them to close up

maron6977
04-27-2016, 02:11 AM
well I think im going to take a chance and see how it plays out.

Just wondering would it be best to add it last, or does it not matter when I add the fish in. I am still in the early stages or stocking my tank, so I hope its does not become a douche towards new addictions if I add the fish now.

I would say one of the last . Mine isn't friendly to new comers.

H2o2
04-27-2016, 03:29 AM
I have had my Golden for about 2 years and I have seen her nip once and a while but have never noticed any damage thank goodness cause she is beautiful

spit.fire
04-27-2016, 05:30 AM
i have 2, they both eat zoas

corpusse
04-27-2016, 11:49 AM
I've got a pair of masked swallowtails and they outshine all the other fish in my tank up to and including achilles tang. That being said Genicanthus angels are considered reef safe and are likely as reef safe as say tangs which are rarely complained about.

Aquattro
05-13-2016, 07:02 AM
I've had various large angels, BlueFace, Emperors, Queens. About 40% of them were fine, the others all ate everything. It's always a gamble, so if you add one, be prepared to remove it.

gmann
05-13-2016, 04:38 PM
thanks...

I've decided to take the risk, so as soon as I find one I like I will let everyone know my experience.

shiftline
05-13-2016, 05:15 PM
I had a flame for a while and he seemed to only really nip at my porcillopora