Dwarf angel in a reef

Semiaquatic

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I'm looking to add a dwarf angelfish to my reef tank. I have coral in it and I am hesitant to get an angel because I have heard online that they can nip at coral. Also I have recently heard firsthand from people who have been in the hobby a long time that they haven't had any trouble with the coral beauty or bicolor angels in their reef tanks.
I'm looking at either a coral beauty or a bicolor and am just interested to hear if anyone has any insight into this issue


 

Claire Bear

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HI and I have a coral beauty in my reef tank. So far, there has been no nipping and I know when I was researching a dwarf angel, the coral beauty was one that was identified as more reef safe than many.
 
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Semiaquatic

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Ok cool. Is the key to keep it really well fed?


 
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Mike

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I think it is hit and miss - I've had a coral beauty that would nip everything and also had one in another tank that was great about not nipping corals. I've also kept a flame angel that was a model tank mate, didn't nip at corals or the clams. I feed pretty heavily and skI'm on the wetter side.
 

thefishdude277

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I believe pyramid butterflies don't eat corals


 
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Semiaquatic

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But don't butterflies need big tanks? I wanted a dwarf angel because I have a 29 gallon tank


 

thefishdude277

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I'm sorry, I got butterflies and angels mixed up...
As u can see, I'm not much of a Saltwater person (I don't own one), but my local aquarium has a huge GIANT display of Saltwater fish.
They have corals with Angels, but I don't look so carefully. I just know the pyramids don't eat the corals.



 
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Semiaquatic

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My girlfriend surprised me with a bicolor angel today!




Actually now that I saw it, it's a cherub and it's so cute
 

James Cochran

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Hows it been?
 
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Semiaquatic

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It's doing great! Very colorful and peaceful fish. I love it




I got a gorgonian and a big torch with 6 heads yesterday so it's starting to fill out. I just need to build up the rock and add a shelf so I can put a sun coral because my girlfriend love them
 

wbc

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With it being a 29 gallon I would highly recommend Pygmy Angels. I had one and he was great. He nipped at corals a little bit but like mentioned above it's a hit or miss. But they are very very small, smallest of the dwarf angels...like 2.5" I myself plan to get a coral beauty in the next several days.
 
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Semiaquatic

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The cherub angel is considered a Pygmy, right?


 

wbc

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Semiaquatic Oops haha I had a dumb moment there, yes they are pygmies silly me. Just disregard that.
 
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Ya. I love mine


 

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