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  • Which Angelfish???

    Hi, which angelfish is more SPS/Acropora safe,

    the Regal Angelfish (Red Sea)

    or...

    The Goldflake Angelfish?

    Thanks
    Proud owner of an Elegance Coral "that lived". (It is thriving whith long tentacle tips...purchased in January 2005.) It has white tentacle tips, I beleive this has something to do with ones that will typically live due to the collection site.

  • #2
    flip a coin. You take a chance either way. I have both. They are both for me reasonably "safe", but who knows.
    10x3x2 FOWLR (for now)
    BK400ext
    RD12 return, 2 RD12 closed loop, wavebox with extension
    MRC kalkmixer
    IKS

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    • #3
      Hi Adam, the trick with Regal's is to be sure that it is eating before you purchase.Bob
      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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      • #4
        The Goldflake is hardier but too expensive!
        And the Regal is prettier(IMO) but not as hardy!

        Ahhhhh!

        K, do you guys think the best place to get either fish(IF I get either fish) is http://www.themarinecenter.com ? I know they make sure all fish are eating before they sell them(or at least we hope).

        I read in a advancedaquarist magazine that the min. tank size for a Regal is 55 gallons, so I know my 75 is big enough...not sure on the Goldflake though.
        Proud owner of an Elegance Coral "that lived". (It is thriving whith long tentacle tips...purchased in January 2005.) It has white tentacle tips, I beleive this has something to do with ones that will typically live due to the collection site.

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        • #5
          Adam, just be sure to ask though if whatever one you order, is in fact, eating. Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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          • #6
            i would skip the regal unless you have alot of expereince with angels.

            you may want to look at the majestic also.

            like moonpod said its a 50/50 thing.

            a 75 is alittle small, what about your 130 or 135 that you have?

            also these guys are zoo killers so watch out!

            i would look at the majestic or possible the goldline, skip the regal for now.

            they are just so hard to get eating.

            Nick
            275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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            • #7
              to add something i find advancedaquarist to be a bit out dated on some of there articles.

              the regal really needs a big tank inorder to fluriosh! a 6 foot one would be best.

              Nick
              275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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              • #8
                well....

                I do indeed really like the Majestic Angelfish...that one scares me a bit.

                Cant do it in the 125 or whatever size that tank is because it is more of a softie and lps and zoo and ricordea type tank. Put it in there and it will eat all the corals. No sps in there...(for now at least!)

                I want to put it in my 75 because IMO there isnt very much fish in there at all and it is full of SPS and acro's...they are supposed to be safe with them...

                I was also looking at instead of a those angels getting a True male Zebra Angelfish (the genicanthus angels) I saw a pic at atlantisaquarium.net I might get one of those...they are more safe and such...I also like those genicanthus angels that are a light blue with the black and white stripe pattern on half of their body.
                Proud owner of an Elegance Coral "that lived". (It is thriving whith long tentacle tips...purchased in January 2005.) It has white tentacle tips, I beleive this has something to do with ones that will typically live due to the collection site.

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                • #9
                  i think a pair would be a cool fish for you 75, i personally like the bellus.

                  anyway i hope you are ready to drop some cash for a pair of those babies!

                  not cheap at all you are looking at around 300 for a pair if not more.

                  Nick
                  275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                  • #10
                    ahh I am not sure if I want a pair.........are they jumpers???
                    Proud owner of an Elegance Coral "that lived". (It is thriving whith long tentacle tips...purchased in January 2005.) It has white tentacle tips, I beleive this has something to do with ones that will typically live due to the collection site.

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                    • #11
                      um... i would say it would not hurt to have your tank covered.

                      i would get a female then if you dont want a pair.

                      Nick
                      275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                      • #12
                        Back to the original pair in question, these are mine from today:

                        10x3x2 FOWLR (for now)
                        BK400ext
                        RD12 return, 2 RD12 closed loop, wavebox with extension
                        MRC kalkmixer
                        IKS

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                        • #13
                          chuck, i think you've got one of the most diverse FO in the country...def. one of my favorites

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                          • #14
                            Adam, you can't go wrong w/ either of them. Both are beautiful angels w/ tendencies to pick on your zoas and lps. My regal picked on zoas and brain corals. My goldflake picked on my zoas for about 3 days only. He has not touched any of my corals (knock on wood) since then. Both are prety but goldflke is much more hardier. Started to eat pellets from day one. I love my goldflake, but I'm little biased.


                            thanks,
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                            Naka

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