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    Camel Cowfish, reef safe?

    I was looking into getting a camel cowfish for my tank, i was wondering if they can be kept in reefs ? I'm aware of the ostratoxin they emit when they die or are about to die, but besides that are they ok inhabitants for a sps reef
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    I was researching cowfish myself not long ago for a FOWLR tank I'm setting up. I'm not sure about corals but they will eat any inverts you may have - snails, crabs, shrimp, worms, etc. This is why they usually aren't kept in a reef. The toxin release thing is apparently a very rare occurance.
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    I'm not 100% sure but some of the cowfish don't like strong current. Be sure to pick the right one as most reefs thrive under good water movement. Just something to look into.
    The only thing two reef keepers will agree on, is what the third reef keeper is doing wrong!

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    Hmmm its a shame that they eat inverts, they are such a cool fish

    Well looks like i will have to start looking for some other fish to add
    Mark
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