Fish that serve the most utility?

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  1. H2OHOH

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    which fish in a reef setting provide the most utility for your rock work?
     
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    Ctenochaetus spp. (Bristletooth) Tangs
     
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    In addition to Jason's answer, yellow/purple tang, coris wrasse(s), rabbitfish.
     
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    My naso is without a doubt my biggest help... bristletooth second. The naso (and a few over the years) have consistently gone after bubble algae where other tangs dabble in it. Maybe it's just luck.
     
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    Corris wrasse...lawnmower blenny...tangs
     
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    I thought Corris wrasse were not reef safe. Any particular models you recommend?
     
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    I have a yellow coris wrasse, he leaves all of my inverts alone. I have read that red coris might go after your inverts as they get older, but yellow coris are docile and passive as can be. Green coris are usually ugly as hell but I think they're passive too. I've only read second hand information on those, but I have seen a few in SPS dominant tanks. If you feed well you can get a very brilliant colored green coris wrasse, but you should expect it to be a pastel green.
     
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    Possibly just luck ,but it would be interesting to hear about more cases with the Naso.
    I had a One Spot Foxface that devoured bubble algae. After that fish moved on, I added a smaller replacement fish and that one didn't even give bubble algae a look.
     
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    My corris is also yellow. He is young but has not messed with anything as of yet. He is always moving around too. If you are looking for movement.
     
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    Copperbanded Butterfly, if they eat aptasia. That is always hit or miss, but I've got one that keeps the display clean as can be, even though my overflows and sump are filled with aptasia.
     
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    I got 3 - Rhomboid, Eightline Flasher, Pintail. Constant reminder i should spend less $s.
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    A lenardi won't buy itself!
     
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    Captive bred clarion angelfish will be the best roi.
     
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    Its true..
    You wont care about any algae is your tank with a $5,000 fish! Promise you will never see it!
     
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