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Old 10-30-2018, 09:39 PM
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Eibli Angel Nipping Corals

Ok, so this may be more venting than anything because I know the answer is that angels are hit or miss when it comes to having a taste for coral.

We have a beautiful, fat, Eibli that immediately took to both soft coral and LPS as we started to stock our 120. Tried hanging algae sheets which it loves and devours but still doesn’t keep away from LPS.

Anyone have suggestions other than kicking up feeding to twice a day and hanging algae sheets?

Hoping to keep it as this is one of my favorite fish but not at the expense of chowing down on my coral.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:58 PM
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Eibli angel didn't work out for me...so I got an Eibli tang!
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:08 AM
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once it gets a taste for coral, that's it. it won't ever stop in my experience, no matter what you increase feedings to. Increased feedings could do more harm to your tank than you would like as well, so its a double hit.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:59 PM
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Hey there MR community. So it looks like this guy has got to go. Love the fish but it has brutalized LPS in tank. Eats like a champion-frozen, flake, pellets, dried seaweed, you name it this fish consumes.

Anyone interested once I catch it and banish to the sump? Would be pick up only in Orange County. Free to a good home with a minimum 100g tank.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:09 AM
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:22 PM
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Not reef safe

I had one for a minute. They are not reef safe. Not even close. Killed a bunch of my corals before I figured out it was him. I was still new. Angels large and small are the most beautiful fish in the hobby but almost nothing can be trusted 100%. Good luck with the fishing.
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