Flame angelfish good or bad in reef tank?

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  1. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

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    Anyone have experience keeping a flame angel in their reef tank?
    Do they pick on corals?
    Which corals do they touch?
     
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    I had a nice little monster that went after monti/acro polyps and also my open brain. I know some people (not me personally) have had them go after acans/other LPS like them.
     
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    As one of my old LFS owners used to tell me, "there's about a 50/50 chance" :D

    That said, I'd definitely say bad for a reef tank. However if the tank is SPS dominated and well matured maybe not so much, since the damage would be minimized (hopefully) to any one coral. However I wouldn't trust it if there were any tasty poofy lps that were in the tank.

    I had one in my softy tank some time ago, and didn't notice anything affected by it but then again I kept mine well fed.
     
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    I see. I bought a pair couple days ago, but I haven't pick it up yet. I might probably trade it in back for something.
     
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    Picked one up from Neptune from their last shipment. Small little guy at 1.75" or so.

    Figured that I'd give it a go (50/50 like Mike said) after seeing the fat ones at DPV. Seems like a model citizen so far and hasn't touched any of the LPS. It does get fed quite a bit like the rest of the fish however.
     
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    I have yet to see one not learn to eat corals, or bully tankmates for that matter...
     
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    Anyone want a pair?
     
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    Don't do it!!!! It nips at everything. I just removed him along with my heniochos and coral beauty. If you wanna try him out I'll sell him to you. :)
     

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