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- Jul 28, 2013
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Yeah... made the mistake of allowing a non-reefer to scape the tank. I’ve taken out rocks since then but like 60% of this structure was rubble. I have to re-scape the tank to have more arches and caves but you think the size is okay?IMO, only my opinion, your rock structure is not the best for Dwarf Angels. Not enough opening where they can swim in and out and. This structure.
They are feisty fish. Very active and beautiful. They do need a large tank. While they chase each other, they never seem to cause any injury. No torn or nipped fins evidence with he three angels in my 65 gal. I have a small Tomini Tang in with this harem. I plan to add a Ocellaris pair to this tank and that is the extend of fish in this aquarium, with he possible exception of a of small shrimp goby pair and their shrimp.Is it really that easy to sex them? Color extension of the dorsal fin an whether the anal fin is round or pointed?
I have what I beleive to be is an african flame back male(quite the d*ck to be honest). Would love to get a female for him. I see these in the LFS all the time now, and if it's really that easy to sex them, I would love to get a female.
Great looking trio FWIW!
I keep a lots of animals. I love clams and had a lot of them. All species. I love angels and always have some harem of angels. Most of the time Flame angels but I keep Majestic Angels and Regal Angles. I keep a lot of corals including SPS.
I don’t have as much experiences with SPS as the SPS specialists but regarding Clams and Anemones I have as much as anybody (IMO)
I don't have problem with my Regals, Flames or Flamebacks, or Cherubs. I had problem with one of two Majestic and 1/1 midnight dwarf angels. Both have to be remove within a day.I think I may have misworded my question
I wanted to know whether your angels both the current ones and those you had in the past had issues nipping at your sps and clams over time. If not, what do you think contributed to the good behavior?
I have a harem alright. clearly 1 male and 2 females. All three fish are thriving fat and disease free. I think they even started to spawn already. I seen the typical male courting swim of the male this last week. I will video this this or next week when I have some time. However, I am normally don't stay in my office late enough to see the actual spawn. The office clean up crew normally does not leave and turnout the light until after 9 PM.I found that xiphypops had more conspecific aggression than other angels I tried to pair. tried for a harem of yellow tails and they quickly picked each other off. I had high hopes for your attempt given your success with flames, hopefully they settle down with some more time.
That’s awesome! Hopefully with some more time the aggression will die down. I found even when just pairing pigmys they were more aggressive at first but generally improved with time.I have a harem alright. clearly 1 male and 2 females. All three fish are thriving fat and disease free. I think they even started to spawn already. I seen the typical male courting swim of the male this last week. I will video this this or next week when I have some time. However, I am normally don't stay in my office late enough to see the actual spawn. The office clean up crew normally does not leave and turnout the light until after 9 PM.
While I am successful in forming a harem, they are more aggressive then the Centropyge.
I don't think that Xiphypops is an accepted for this clade of dwarf angels yet. Fishbase still have them as Centropyge acanthops, not Xiphypops acanthops.