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Old 10/09/2017, 12:11 PM   #1
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Blueface Angelfish

How hardy are these? I was thinking of adding one to my aquarium.


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Old 10/09/2017, 08:17 PM   #2
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Very hardy.. How large is your system?

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Old 10/09/2017, 08:20 PM   #3
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Very hardy. This one is about 7 years old in 90g sps reef.


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Old 10/09/2017, 08:28 PM   #4
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Along with sump 105


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Old 10/09/2017, 10:52 PM   #5
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Get a smaller one... In my experience they are slow growers

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Old 10/10/2017, 05:46 AM   #6
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Get a juvy from DD, hope it cost $99 to get free shipping, if not add a $10 item. They love hiding in rocks. My QT is full of rocks so the only time I see it is when I feed.


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Old 10/10/2017, 06:16 AM   #7
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Minimum tank size is 220 gallons according to Fosters and Smith. You will need to rehome it in a year or so.


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Old 10/10/2017, 08:09 AM   #8
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They do very well after you get them acclimated. Be mindful of any fish you put in afterward. Blueface are not typically super aggressive (in my experience) but they certainly hold their own. I agree that they do not grow very quickly so getting a smaller one will allow you to keep it longer. Certainly one of my all time favorite fish! Planning to get another one in a month or so and it will go into the 300.


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Old 10/10/2017, 08:48 AM   #9
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I had this beauty when I had my 300. I sold him to my LFS when I decided to go with pairing Regal Angelfish.

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Old 10/10/2017, 08:54 AM   #10
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Blueface Angelfish

They are absolutely gorgeous! I haven't considered angels in my reef yet, but this guy has me reconsidering. Any issues with nipping SPS?

Sorry to hijack OP, I see you don't have a reef now after I posted.

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Old 10/10/2017, 09:13 AM   #11
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I never had an issue with adults, but juveniles gave me fits. And why I then switched to Regal angels.


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Old 10/10/2017, 01:05 PM   #12
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Regal Angels are extremely hard to keep. I’m thinking due to the space requirements of large angels to go with a dwarf lemon peel then after I get a bigger tank go with large angels. I do love large angels though.


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Old 10/10/2017, 01:27 PM   #13
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Your tank is too small, don't bother.


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Old 10/11/2017, 08:17 AM   #14
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Your tank is too small, don't bother.
I agree. There are plenty of good looking butterflies and dwarf angels that could spend their entire lives in the tank.


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Old 10/11/2017, 02:05 PM   #15
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How fast does a lemon peel angel grow?


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Old 10/11/2017, 02:38 PM   #16
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Lemonpeel would be a much better choice for your tank.


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Old 10/12/2017, 07:08 AM   #17
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Lemonpeel would be a much better choice for your tank.
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Old 10/12/2017, 03:54 PM   #18
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beautiful fish. I think a 110 considering the sump (probably 80-90 gals for the tank) is too little.
But I have a majestic angel in a 110 so I cannot comment much LOL


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