Coral Beauty Nipping on Coral!!!!

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  1. Tangotan

    Tangotan Astrea Snail

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    I just noticed my coral beauty nipping on my acros and on my star polyps!! Have any of you had this problem and what should I do please!
    Thanks,
    Yoel
     
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  3. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    It's a Centropyge, dwarf angel, which ALL genus can nip at corals no matter what anyone tells you. Some have had them with no problems as others have caused issues with corals. No matter what type of dwarf angel you buy it will always have a chance at nipping coral. You need to figure out what you want more, coral, or angel fish?
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Absolutely agree.Also a difficult fish to catch to say the least.
     
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    You got that right vinny! And thanks DSC, it actually came with the tank when I got it so I thought ehh what the heck, but when I noticed it nipping I knew I had to do something about it. Thanks for the tips and heads up in the future. My LFS trades fish and I was meaning to get one more so what do you guys think? Something to maybe substitute the "coral grazer"?
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    Yoel
     
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  7. Tangotan

    Tangotan Astrea Snail

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    I have a
    blue tang, yellow tang, fox face, a pair of snowflake clowns and 3 chromis. I wanted to maybe get a sailing tang or some thing with nice colors, what do you think?
     
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    Sailfin tangs are known to eat corals too, I've seen it first hand. What size tank is this again?
     
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    I was thinking towards any wrasse but I don't really trust the whole "reef safe with caution" thing
     
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    Look into a radiant wrasse. Truly a spectacular fish. It would replace a coral beauty nicely. I loved mine and it was great in the reef. Picked on a hermit from time to time but it had no intrest in coral. Reef safe with caution doesn't always mean might eat corals, it's also referring to the clean up crew. My wrasse never bothered my snails and only the smallest of the hermits every so often. Now my red coris, that's another story......lol
     
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