Which Dwarf Angelfish should i go for?

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Any recommendations on Dwarf Angelfish species?

Looking to get one, they’re pretty much all labelled/known as semi aggressive or words to that effect. Just wondering what everybody’s experiences have been with Dwarf Angelfish with aggression and not being reef safe etc... and which species would you recommend.

If i was to get one it would be housed with a Peacock Wrasse and 2 Ocellaris Clowns in a 40 gallon tank.

Thanks!
 
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Our flame angel spectacular. See my build thread for a few pics and videos! Might be my favorite fish.

That said, no dwarf angel is reef safe. They’re all a gamble with corals. I just decided that if it develops a taste for a type of coral, I won’t get any more of that type of coral, because I’d rather have the fish.
 
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flame has been best for me followed by Potters (if you can find one)
 

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My Flame angel, model citizen
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i have an Ebli angel, he is not overly aggressive, but definitely stand his ground. I do not have corals, so I do not know if he would eat them. He likes to go in and out of caves, and nibbles on rocks all day. He also likes nori. I think that this angel is often overlooked. I fell in love with the color of the lining of his tail in the LFS and do not regret buying it. I probably have him for 5 years or more.
 
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My Flame angel, model citizen
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That’s one beauty of a male flame!! Certainly stands out in the tank.
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my flame angel is kind of mean to my clowns and six line wrasse but the clowns have their nem and the wrasse has a weird way of calming the angel, but he is totally reef safe
Usually females are calmer than males but nonetheless, are just as beautiful!! Love how the females don’t have quite so many lines as the males but still show a stunning display of colours.

Also, if you’re wondering how to differentiate male from female:
Pointed dorsal and Anal fins mean is a male whereas rounded fins mean it’s a female. Also the lines, males will have more than 4 (Usually 5-6) but females have 4 or less (3-4). All flames (Actually, I think all Dwarf angels do this) are born female and the most dominant one will become male.
 

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i have an Ebli angel, he is not overly aggressive, but definitely stand his ground. I do not have corals, so I do not know if he would eat them. He likes to go in and out of caves, and nibbles on rocks all day. He also likes nori. I think that this angel is often overlooked. I fell in love with the color of the lining of his tail in the LFS and do not regret buying it. I probably have him for 5 years or more.
Agreed on Eibli being oft overlooked, and the beauty of their markings. Got mine just over a year ago.... as for reef safe, well sort of lol. I have caught it nipping a few times at Kenya Tree ( some would say this is good lol), but no real damage. I also have a Coral Beauty 6 years which I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. 40 gallon of OP might still be a bit small though, probably right on the minimum edge of size suggestions... anyway here is mine with the CB in second shot.
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I have a lemon peel who has been good so far
 

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I love my multicolor, but 40g is too small for that fish. They really do need a lot of swimming room and live rock on which it can graze.

I'll add to the chorus and suggest that a coral beauty or flameback would be your best bet.
 
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