NIPPY FISHY! :O

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Euphyllia, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    As most of you know I'ma goin' shoppin' tomorrow! I will be buying a dwarf angel or two and I wanna know if these three species are coral nippers...

    The Fisher's Angel
    The Cherub Angel
    The Brazilian Flameback Angel

    Those are my fave 3! :)
     
  2. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    Don't worry any of those will be fine .. plus You can ask Bryan how to feed them crazy glue to keep them away from your corals if they start to nip ... LOL
     
  3. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    OK! Thanks! :D
     
  4. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Really? All three are known to sometimes nip in every book I look at. I've never owned a Fish but the other two I ahve and both were nippers.
     
  5. mpoletti

    mpoletti Guest

    I would say yes to all three being nippers :)
     
  6. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Ooooh.... TOO LATE! :D

    Just went out and bought an Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish... which I read online is also called the Cherub...? I also got a giant Sebae and I got a free $40 light blueish-grey and brown moonstone coral which is very large, too. Any reviews about the Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish?
     
  7. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    100% of them I have owned were nippers and bullied other fish.
     
  8. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Done acclimating... NOW 4 D MOMENT OF TRUTH! :D
     
  9. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    I GOT A MEAN CLOWN! Don't worry... the they're fine... I think :D
     
  10. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Awww... the wrasse had a little talk with him/her but now they're friends! The wrasse no longer bites! :D :D :D
     
  11. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Ummm... never mind... I hope the wrasse di... leave him alone! >:'(

    The clowns are "protecting their anemones" and biting the wrasse! :D
     
  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yeah, I would put certain fish like Angelfish (large or dwarf), butterfly fish, and probably a few others and throw them ALL into one big category as potentially coral nippers regardless of what someone says that they had one that didn't touch a ....
     
  13. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    If he does start to nip he is easy to catch to get out of the tank. I've already caught him once to look for any damage from the other fish and he was fine.
     
  14. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    I wouldn't put nipping beyond any dwarf angel, regardless of others experiences.
     
  15. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    I have yet to see a dwarf angel go *long term* without acquiring a taste for corals, in the short term they may seem fine, but the nature of the beast takes over eventually 100% IME.
     
  16. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    all of them nip!!
     
  17. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    I would watch him closely. Since he is so easy to catch, When he nips a coral, catch him and spank him. After a few spankings my guess is he will be dead and he won't nip the coral anymore.
     
  18. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I also wouldn't put a dwarf angel in a tank that small either... but maybe that's just me :D

    I love dwarf angels personally, and one day might have a tank with them with corals that are fast growing that I don't care about (the pocilliporas, micropthalmas, + an array of softies) might just be good to get a gauge how quickly they can destroy corals... but then again that would require another tank, and I don't want to lose my wife yet!
     
  19. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    There's an article in the new issue of RHM about pygmy angels. I actually learned some interesting stuff editing it. But now I want 6 resplendents!
     
  20. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

    Yet???? Theresa wants to know what's up with the "yet"????
     

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