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Hi guys, I would like to listen opinions and regarding about the compatibility of several angels in 200G SPS tank. I already have 1 Flame, 1 Lamarck, 1 Bicolor and 1 Flameback. my Red Sea Regal is finalizing the quarantine and going to the Display this week. In addition to Regal, I would like to place 1 Juv Flagfin and finally 1 Juv Emperor. what do you think? Can they live together peacefully? My Flame is slightly aggressive, but nothing too much... Thx!

I agree with @Flame2hawk about the eventual size of the emporer. I'd add that the flagfin is a reputed corallivore. So if you add it document your experiences with it and corals together.
 

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Hi guys, I would like to listen opinions and regarding about the compatibility of several angels in 200G SPS tank. I already have 1 Flame, 1 Lamarck, 1 Bicolor and 1 Flameback. my Red Sea Regal is finalizing the quarantine and going to the Display this week. In addition to Regal, I would like to place 1 Juv Flagfin and finally 1 Juv Emperor. what do you think? Can they live together peacefully? My Flame is slightly aggressive, but nothing too much... Thx!
I tend to recommend pair of angels when we can get them in pairs. Rather than "1 Flame, 1 Lamarck, 1 Bicolor and 1 Flameback" I would recomned 3 flames or 3 Flameback , and a Pair of Lamarck.
Rather than "...Red Sea Regal .... 1 Juv Flagfin and finally 1 Juv Emperor..." I would recommend a pair of Regal.
Behavior wise, breeding units are so much more interesting rather than the variety of fish IMO. One can only agree that these three species of angels are beautiful and flashy.
 

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very grateful for the precious contributions! I do nutrient control with NoPox and GFO, my current levels are almost undetectable. I have 1 purple tang, 2 clowns, 1 Chromis, 1 Anthia, 1 Hepatus, in addition to the angels Flame, Lamarck, Bicolor and Flameback. In the quarantines are the Red Sea Regal, 1 Powder blue, 1 Naso Lituratus and 1 Scopas tang. Flagfin's idea is to have a predominantly yellow fish instead of a yellow tang.
 

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I tend to recommend pair of angels when we can get them in pairs. Rather than "1 Flame, 1 Lamarck, 1 Bicolor and 1 Flameback" I would recomned 3 flames or 3 Flameback , and a Pair of Lamarck.
Rather than "...Red Sea Regal .... 1 Juv Flagfin and finally 1 Juv Emperor..." I would recommend a pair of Regal.
Behavior wise, breeding units are so much more interesting rather than the variety of fish IMO. One can only agree that these three species of angels are beautiful and flashy.
I believe that to be able to form pairs or harem for those angels that do not have sexual dimorphism it is necessary to add all the animals at once, right? a pair of Red Sea Regals would be wonderful, but is it possible to introduce another one after one has already acclimated?
 

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I believe that to be able to form pairs or harem for those angels that do not have sexual dimorphism it is necessary to add all the animals at once, right? a pair of Red Sea Regals would be wonderful, but is it possible to introduce another one after one has already acclimated?
All of these angels can form a pair by adding a smaller one (juveniles) to the resident angel. If the new angel is a juvenile rather than adult, they will form a pair. I have done this with Regals. Dwarf and Pygmy angels are easy, just add small ones. Lamarck angel is really easy, they are clearly dimorphic, but adding two juveniles or females and you will have a pair.
 
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I agree with @Flame2hawk about the eventual size of the emporer. I'd add that the flagfin is a reputed corallivore. So if you add it document your experiences with it and corals together.
I was thinking about small / medium sizes like these at the fish store.

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I was thinking about small / medium sizes like these at the fish store.

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The emporer would be alright at that size.....until It's not that size. Have a look at @FarmerTy 's build thread. He had one.

As for the flagfin, I don't see size being an issue so much. Just whether you can accept it eating your corals and have a back up plan for it if you can't.
 

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The emporer would be alright at that size.....until It's not that size. Have a look at @FarmerTy 's build thread. He had one.

As for the flagfin, I don't see size being an issue so much. Just whether you can accept it eating your corals and have a back up plan for it if you can't.
My reef is 90% SPS, if it grows healthy in peace with the other inhabitants it is already great. I declined to put a Naso and Scopas that IS already in quarantine to focus on this trio of medium/large angels. Tangs will only be Hepatus, Purple, YT and powder blue.
 
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