Reef Safe Angels

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by hiepatitis, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. hiepatitis

    hiepatitis Guest

    I've been looking for a Watanabe pair or Bellus pair but can't find any so I'm thinking about trying other angels but I'm afraid they'll nip my goodies. What angels have you had success with in a reef?
     
  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Watanabe get rather large and you only find large pairs of them. I wouldn't put a pair in a tank under 300g. Bellus is a much better choice for under 300g.
     
  3. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    I keep a variety of angels and from my experience, as long as they are well fed like 3-4 times a day, sps and some lps will do fine. Only my multibar, Paracentropyge multifasciata, is nipping now because all he eats is bloodworms.
     
  4. reefdan

    reefdan Guest

    how about that coral beauty you gave me like 2 years ago?
     
  5. hiepatitis

    hiepatitis Guest

    naw. i want to limit the number of fish so i'm going for rare stuff.
     
  6. reefdan

    reefdan Guest

    pick up jocs:
    http://liveaquaria.com/diversden/ItemDisplay.cfm?c=2733+3&ddid=70196

    or

    pick up the conspics:
    http://liveaquaria.com/diversden/ItemDisplay.cfm?c=2733+3&ddid=74691

    poletti has some jocs in his reef. ask him if he has issues w/ picking. from what i hear, sps picking in a larger reef is negligible and will actually encourage more growth.
     
  7. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    I got both bellus and watanabe pairs in my tank. They're been in my tank for almost 2 years now. Both pairs are doing fine no nipping on my corals. I'm thinking of adding another pair of Genicanthus if I can fine a pair of "semifasciatus" japanese masked swallowtail.

    by the way, Blue aquatics have bellus angels.
     
  8. hiepatitis

    hiepatitis Guest

    Thanks for the lead Perry. I'll check it out. Good luck finding the Genicanthus. It'll cost you an arm and leg.
     
  9. hiepatitis

    hiepatitis Guest

    Sorry I thought you meant the personatus.
     
  10. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Liveaquaria has Bellus recently in their diver's den. Hard to get as people grab them up quick.

    I've seen a few bellus around LFS, but never pairs.
     
  11. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    I've had success with a Lamarck's Angel -belongs to the genus Genicanthus as well. It doesn't look nearly as flattering at the Wantanabei, or the Bellus angels, but still looks decent IMO.
     
  12. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Any interest in small regal?
     
  13. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Red Sea? Those things haven't been coming in at all. I've been asking around for a tiny one...
     
  14. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Eric small ones are seasonal :lol: Just find the right time and you'll get one.
     
  15. hiepatitis

    hiepatitis Guest

    Eric, if I'm not mistaken he's asking if anyone wants his.
     
  16. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    I looked for one for a lon time too Eric. Beware the one I got was a coral picker and went back.
     
  17. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Nope. Not mine and not representing anyone. They are coming thru and I am hoping to get one. I would ask one to be reserved for you if you were interested. These are from Bali. Group buy? lol.
     
  18. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Reef safe angels=oxymoron?
     
  19. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    who you calling an oxy moron

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  20. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    "T", I'm just sayin'.... (to use the parlance of our time)
     

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