View Full Version : one spot fox face or tang?

01-24-2018, 08:36 AM
So after a long battle with bubble algae I notices today in my tank there were 3-5 small bubbles that I removed by hand...this leads me to this, I don't want to go through another bubble algae outbreak as I once did, so my question is what fish would be better for a 70g tank a one spot fox face or a tang? i have been reading online about the one spot fox face and they seem to be great fish with the exception they can nip on corals, i do have sps and lps and with all the tangs recommend out there it seems it would outgrow my tank which I'm ok with as i would sell him/trade him etc. any thoughts or experiences?

01-24-2018, 02:26 PM
My tangs don't eat bubble algae but do nip at coral. I've got a purple and a powder blue. Catching a tang in a full blown established reef tank is a pain in the butt. On occasion my long spine diadema urchin will eat bubble algae if it can find it / reach it.

01-24-2018, 11:07 PM
Neither my fox face or tangs (powder blue, yellow and hippo) nip at my corals. I have heard that some will nip corals but if you have larger frags this shouldn’t be an issue.

Razor Ramon
01-25-2018, 07:21 AM
It started out ok but after a couple years he ate all kinds of corals
Loved $50- 250 polyps Zoas
I built a fish trap got him out to a new home 450g tank
Plus they get there poison to itís spines by eating corals .
I found the best for bubble algae is a emerald crab but your system has to have enough green stuff to feed him to. They live long too and are cheep like 14 bucks!
Tangs love em ,but there spazes ,they can be bulls in a china store crashing fragile sps.