Challenging the notion of “Reef Safe” Fish?
There are many beautiful fish out there that we would love to have in our home aquariums, but for those of us with reef aquariums, we consider a certain number of fish to not be completely “reef safe” so we avoid them, leaving no other option but to drool over those who have a “fish only” or “fish only with live rock” (fowlr) tank. Yet this doesn’t seem to stop many aquarists. It seems that many are becoming bold enough to challenge this label and are experimenting with different kinds of fish, even going as far as to try the same species multiple times until they find a keeper. As you can see in this photo, AquaticLog user djkms is trying his hand at keeping a gorgeous Moorish Idol and equally beautiful Regal Angelfish. Are you willing to risk your coral or inverts in order to keep your favorite fish? What kind of non-reef safe fish would you be willing to try in your reef aquarium? Let us know!