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Old 02/18/2018, 11:39 AM   #1
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last big fish

looking for some recommendations for a last bigger fish. tank is a 180 gallon reef tank with SPS so angels and butterflies are a no go. so far we have a purple tang, powder brown tang, two clowns, yellow accessor, two cardinal fish, monster goby with pistol shrimp, melanarus wrasse and a lawnmower blenny


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Old 02/18/2018, 12:15 PM   #2
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I thought large angels were okay with SPS...

Emperor angel? That's my dream fish.

Maybe an Aussie Harlequin Tusk? Cuban hogfish? Moorish Idol?


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Old 02/18/2018, 12:38 PM   #3
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I was always told angels were usually not reef safe. Moorish idols have a pretty poor survival rate


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Old 02/18/2018, 12:50 PM   #4
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If you want an angel look into the genicanthus angels. They are reef safe large angels.


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Old 02/18/2018, 01:28 PM   #5
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not really sure what we want. I love nasos but I don't think it would be happy in a 180


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Old 02/18/2018, 01:42 PM   #6
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How about a magnificent foxface?


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Old 02/18/2018, 01:44 PM   #7
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we actually just sold the one we had because he was a jerk and stabbed our purple tang.


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Old 02/18/2018, 01:48 PM   #8
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Did the tang disserve it?

I like the genicanthus angel suggestion. Watanabe or bellus are both showstoppers.


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Old 02/18/2018, 01:52 PM   #9
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no the foxface was pretty aggressive surprisingly. ill look into the wantanabe or bellus and see if we like either of those


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Interesting, and a bummer.

For the angel, if you don't want to spend big bucks, the female spotbreast is really pretty too.


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Old 02/18/2018, 02:06 PM   #11
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I've kept the emperor with SPS (have one now), without any issues. It will eat the fleshly polyped LPS though.


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don't think the emperor will work I have a lot of LPS too. the wantanabe angel is nice looking


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dthe wantanabe angel is nice looking
They are stunning! Need a lot of food and don't do QT very well. Need a big QT and treat with chloroquine, not copper.


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Old 02/19/2018, 04:21 AM   #14
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What about A marine betta?


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Old 02/19/2018, 07:14 AM   #15
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Engineer goby? They get to about 1ft. Unless you are looking for a swimmer.


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I have a pair of bellus. They seem to be very hard and are very good tank mates


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How about a pyramid butterfly? Iíve had one in my tank for years & itís been a model citizen. They are very reef safe from my experience.


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How about a pyramid butterfly? Iíve had one in my tank for years & itís been a model citizen. They are very reef safe from my experience.
Seconded. Got a group. They're tough on Xenia, but safe otherwise.


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Old 02/19/2018, 10:53 AM   #19
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+1 these are awesome.


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Old 02/19/2018, 10:58 AM   #20
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+1 these are awesome.
Look nice but pretty reclusive.


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I didn't know those were reef safe. I was always under the impression what can fit in its mouth it eats.

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Engineer goby? They get to about 1ft. Unless you are looking for a swimmer.
could be kind of cool since they look like an eel

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How about a pyramid butterfly? Iíve had one in my tank for years & itís been a model citizen. They are very reef safe from my experience.
going to look them up right now. always like butterflies

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Look nice but pretty reclusive.
don't they usually come out just at night?


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Old 02/20/2018, 08:34 AM   #22
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Old 02/24/2018, 10:27 PM   #23
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How about a pyramid butterfly? Iíve had one in my tank for years & itís been a model citizen. They are very reef safe from my experience.
My are too never touch corals sps or lps. Another is Zooster Butterfly same as Pyramid but different color


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I didn't know those were reef safe. I was always under the impression what can fit in its mouth it eats.



could be kind of cool since they look like an eel



going to look them up right now. always like butterflies



don't they usually come out just at night?

My huge engineer goby turned predatory btw.


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My huge engineer goby turned predatory btw.
really??? good to know since I have some smaller fish


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