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Old 12/20/2007, 05:34 PM
tony varrell tony varrell is offline
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Majestic Angle??

Anyone keep a Juvinile majestic in a reef with sps (3" long). I would like to get one to add with my pair og Regals and Joculator. I will only do it if the risk is minimal but to coral and fish. I would like to hear from some Angel fish experts out there. Thanks..
Old 12/20/2007, 07:23 PM
EdKruzel EdKruzel is offline
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I've found the Majestic or Navarchus to be great in a reef with the exception of larger LPS such as an open brain or Cynarina. They're quite efficient at eradicating Aptasia as well.
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Old 12/21/2007, 10:15 AM
tony varrell tony varrell is offline
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Come on people. Any Experience keeping Regals and Majestic's together in the same system. My system is a 150 reef. There is a pair of regals and a joculatror co existing together. Angle experts please comment...
Old 12/21/2007, 11:48 AM
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Here is my advice- you probably wont like it, though. You have too many angels in a 150 already. I say definitely do not do it. Somethings gonna die if you do.
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Old 12/24/2007, 05:37 PM
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This month's Tank of the Month has a Majestic in his reef
Old 12/24/2007, 06:30 PM
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I guess that all depends on what you consider to be an expert on angel fish, or SPS, husbandry. I know there are a lot of people out there with elegant systems which could support what you are asking about; they are the exception and not the rule. Most people who keeps these fish have a lot of first hand knowledge, coupled with stable systems they have perfected over time. I am not such a person.

If you have two Regals and a Joculator that are cohabitating in a 150 I would only consider myself lucky--if that was my system. It sounds like to me that you are on the upper thresholds of your system (without knowing the complexity of your setup).
Old 12/25/2007, 01:50 PM
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I had a 3.5" Majestic Angel and it was difficult to get him to eat, he passed after a couple weeks.

I now have a 6" Majestic and he is doing great for 6 wks so far!

Make sure to get one that has been in a store for awhile and eating pellets. You might have better luck with a 5-6" size. Mine has not touched tridacnas, SPS, torch, hammerheads or mushrooms, at least not yet. I do not have any open brains.

Majestics are less aggressive than other large angels and should be limited to one large angel per 150g - 220g. I do have him with 1 large Purple Tang, 2 medium Yellow Tangs and he is large enough to not be picked upon.

Large angels generally are safer for SPS tanks than dwarfs, but clams can be at risk. I had to trade in a Coral Beauty due to nipping SPS.

Awesome fish, my favorite!
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Old 12/25/2007, 02:12 PM
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I have got a juvenile that is changing right now. he eats just about anything , has not bothered anything as for clams,lps or anemone's

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