Fins ablaze: Have you kept a Flame Angel?

Have you kept a Flame Angel?

  • Yes, I currently keep a Flame Angel.

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  • Yes, I have kept a Flame Angel in the past.

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  • No, but I plan to keep a Flame Angel in the future.

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    Votes: 103 24.7%
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FlemFlam86

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I loved mine! I'm not sure what happened to him, I think he was old when I got him. That color and the way he whizzed around the tank made him one of my favorites. He and my melanarus wrasse were best friends. Before I got my anemone, the female clown ran around with them and they were like the "cool kids" in the tank. None of them have bothered corals. I want another one ASAP!
 

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Have both the flame and a coral beauty in a Red Sea 250 for about 3 yrs in an acro dominate tank. CB is def the boss of the 2, but no real issues with corals or other fish in the tank. Very active fish
 

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I've had mine for about 6 months now. Since adding him i do not have any fuzzy acros anymore and acans no longer survive. So IDK if its him or not.

But he's a model citizen though. Never chasing anyone.
 

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Have a pair along with multiple other angelfish together in a tank for 1-2 years (some angels were added later). Model citizens unlike the majestic that ate all the sacrificial torches. The pair of flameback angelfish in there are way more aggressive incomparison (even sometimes bully the regals in there despite the size difference)

You're the first that I heard an angel eating euphylia. Normally they dont touch them and go after the meaty corals
 

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Mine has not touched any coral. He was a jerk chasing similar sized angels and other fish like the cardinals, firefish, wrasses. I added a poma about half his size and he didn't even bother. He and the newly added powder blue went at it for weeks. Fins badly torn, bodies bruised. It one day stopped and they left each other alone. Will only eat brine, mysis, an market shrimp.
 

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I've had mine for about 6 months now. Since adding him i do not have any fuzzy acros anymore and acans no longer survive. So IDK if its him or not.

But he's a model citizen though. Never chasing anyone.
ohhhhh it's him, here too 90% of the acros lose daytime fuzz, but there's a few that he must not mess with... it took a camera for me to catch him, every once and a while I'll see him nip at the sticks but it's mostly nipping glass and rocks
 

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I had a flame angel years ago, (around the year 2000) and mine was a relentless picker. I also had a coral beauty angel at the same time and the coral beauty did not pick. So from that time until now I have only chose Coral Beauties in the dwarf angelfish species. I do however think Flame angelfish are exceptionally beautiful, but I love feather duster worms and euphillia like hammers and frog spawn and its just too frustrating seeing a fish go after those.
 

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Currently, keeping mine one at the quarantine tank.
 

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I'd like to, and almost did - but opted for a Coral Beauty as the advice I got said that I'd likely have better luck with my Lemonpeel getting along. Either bad luck, or bad advice as my Lemonpeel beat the Coral Beauty to death within a few days. I tried like hell to catch one or the other, but never even came close to nabbing either one.

I'd still love to have a Flame, just not interested in another fight to the death.

The strange thing is that the Lemonpeel doesn't harass anything else, and he was one of the early additions.

and people say fishtanks are so relazing... I hate the fights to the death : (
 

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Yes I have a flame angel in a 180 reef. He shares the tank w/ a flameback angel but lets be clear it is good to have space... in a smaller tank I think the flameback might get harassed... Other then the other pygmy angel I love said flameback he is a model citizen and I would always put that stunning fish in my reef. In fact I would never go smaller then a 50 gallon reef so i could keep a flame angel and a mandarin (opting to supply pods)
 

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Love the Flame angel, and have one in my tank for about 3 years. Nice to other tank mates and especially a good buddy with a Flame hawk, they two always hang out together. But it love to pick on brian coral, not other corals. So no more brain coral in my tank now.
 

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It’s a very beautiful fish, but I never had one and I don’t think I ever will. I try to keep only peaceful fish in my tank
 

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