The term “not reef safe” is somewhat misleading. It leads a hobbyist to believe that the a particular fish is harmful to corals. Instead, most non-reef safe fish have a tendency to eat beneficial invertebrates instead of corals. Some fish do harm corals (like the parrotfish), but I think a more accurate term like “not invertebrate safe” should be used instead.
Tip of the Day – 4/2/100