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Favourite Coral Safe Fish

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What is/are your favourite coral safe fish?
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Mine:
Harlequin Tusk


Achilles Tang (here's some trivia about me, it's the only tang I like at adult size)


Moorish Idol (a bit of a hit or miss with LPS but can coexist)


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I could fill a square light year with images I want to let other people join in, post pics!
 
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Here's what's in my tank right now:

Yellow Tang
Scopas Tang (I know, zebrasomes can't be kept together....just don't tell them)
Long Nose Yellow Butterfly
Melanurus Wrasse
Two pairs of Paired Clowns (kept separated)
Pair of Pajama Cardinals
Coral Beauty

And no one is my favorite....I like them all. It's like asking me who's my favorite kid of the three kids I have. I can't tell you that (unless you send me a PM and then I'll fill you in. :eek:)
 
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Corals aren't what you need to worry about....it is the hermits, shrimp, and snails :-(
Why have those when I can just have algae eating fish? Honestly inverts IMO just get in the way when I'm feeding corals, try to rip the food out of their mouths.
 

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Why have those when I can just have algae eating fish? Honestly inverts IMO just get in the way when I'm feeding corals, try to rip the food out of their mouths.
For me, the hermits and snails tend to get into areas that a lot of fish normally cannot. My Tusk destroyed my entire CUC with the exception of my shrimp so I added a Kole Tang which helps but doesn't clean as well as hermits and small snails would. I also found out that my Tusk leaves Urchins and Cowries alone also so I also some of those.
 

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Corals aren't what you need to worry about....it is the hermits, shrimp, and snails :-(
And clams...honestly my biggest hold back on certain angels and the tusk (and the moorish idol) is my love for clams. I have a hard time deciding which I'd rather have in the tank.
 

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And clams...honestly my biggest hold back on certain angels and the tusk (and the moorish idol) is my love for clams. I have a hard time deciding which I'd rather have in the tank.
Yeah, that is true....I completely forgot about clams. Fortunately I don't have any or my Tusk would have eaten those also lol.
 
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I love clams but I can sacrifice them for a collection of gorgeous fish, we all have our opinions though
 

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I agree, how are we defining “reef safe” in this thread? :)

My understanding is that the tusk would demolish the entire cleanup crew. Also is long nose butterfly reef safe? That one is on my “do not touch” list, but only from research and not experience.
 

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I agree, how are we defining “reef safe” in this thread? :)

My understanding is that the tusk would demolish the entire cleanup crew. Also is long nose butterfly reef safe? That one is on my “do not touch” list, but only from research and not experience.
The title of this thread says "Favorite CORAL safe fish". Many of the fish mentioned would not typically be considered reef safe, but will not bother corals.
 

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Idol
Copper band butterfly
Long nose butterfly
Coral beauty angel
Cherub angel

All fish that are generally not considered coral safe, although sometimes they are kept in reefs.
 

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