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      Scarus Quoyi

      So I'm going to go down the road of obtaining a Scarus Quoyi in a dominant SPS system. Anybody have experience with keeping one? Do's or don'ts I should be aware of?

      Appreciate anyone's take who has kept one!

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      No experience but I’ve read a lot about them. Tend to be heavy eaters and last about a year or two befor losing colors and slowly dying. I think with a big tank and lots of feeding you could keep one for a little while. They do have a large beak and graze so lps may be the first targets if algae isn’t available sps may be collateral in a grazing attempt in a tight spot but Ide say the consensus is overall reef safe

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      You’re braver than I am. People say cooperbands and aptasia eating file fish are reef safe, it we’ve all heard stories about those going rogue. Even some tangs eat LPS, so I guess you never really know.

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      Quote Originally Posted by FreshSaltH2o View Post
      No experience but I’ve read a lot about them. Tend to be heavy eaters and last about a year or two befor losing colors and slowly dying. I think with a big tank and lots of feeding you could keep one for a little while. They do have a large beak and graze so lps may be the first targets if algae isn’t available sps may be collateral in a grazing attempt in a tight spot but Ide say the consensus is overall reef safe
      I keep the tank pretty well fed, so hopefully that won't be a problem. The longevity is disappointing to hear though. Hoping that won't be the case.

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      Quote Originally Posted by PatientZero View Post
      You’re braver than I am. People say cooperbands and aptasia eating file fish are reef safe, it we’ve all heard stories about those going rogue. Even some tangs eat LPS, so I guess you never really know.
      I've been on the fence for quite sometime. I saw one at a fellow reefers house recently who has been very successful with his. That pretty much pushed me into getting one. I think my real worry is getting that rogue fish, like you mentioned.

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      I pulled the trigger 🤞. Doing great so far, eating well and no acros missing 😂.

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      Awesome, I’m curious to see how this goes. I hadn’t heard of this species before your post.

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      Quote Originally Posted by PatientZero View Post
      Awesome, I’m curious to see how this goes. I hadn’t heard of this species before your post.
      I'm excited and hopeful. As FreshSaltH20 mentioned, I have also heard after a few years of captivity that they may perish. I really hope not, as this is such a beautiful fish.

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      How’s his eye is it just the photo

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      Quote Originally Posted by FreshSaltH2o View Post
      How’s his eye is it just the photo
      It's just the photo.

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