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Old 05-24-2011, 12:50 AM   #741
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Depends on the wrasse
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:24 AM   #742
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Yellow coris or red coris. I've read the yellow are more reef safe. Mine hasn't bugged anything yet. Then again he's still pretty small.

Ours is red, we've had him for years and he has most of his adult colorings. I don't think I could trust him with a shrimp, he does seem to leave the hermit crabs alone though.

Greenmaster: Do you think the red coris wrasse would bother a cleaner wrasse? We also have a six line wrasse in the tank.
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I think the Red Coris Wrasse should be okay, but if you six line is a grouch then it could bother the cleaner... keep your six line well fed and you should be fine.
The worry about the red coris isn't that it will chase the cleaner... just that if the cleaner can fit in its mouth it will probably end up there... That's kinda the fish rule, even herbivores have been known to eat a fish if it is small enough to fit in it's mouth. But the coris will most likely not chase the cleaner.
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I think the Red Coris Wrasse should be okay, but if you six line is a grouch then it could bother the cleaner... keep your six line well fed and you should be fine.
The worry about the red coris isn't that it will chase the cleaner... just that if the cleaner can fit in its mouth it will probably end up there... That's kinda the fish rule, even herbivores have been known to eat a fish if it is small enough to fit in it's mouth. But the coris will most likely not chase the cleaner.

Okay perfect thanks! Our six line has been a model citizen so far so I think I'll try out a cleaner. Hope my LFS has one in!
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Got the wrasse, our LFS had three, all of which were eating mysis and blood worms. The coris wrasse kinda nipped at him a bit but stopped right away, six line didn't bother him at all, coral beauty is giving him the odd nip, and our midas blenny really doesn't like him. The achilles however went right up to him and laid on his side to be cleaned, very cute!

I'm happy this was brought up in the thread, I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier!
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My son is sporting a six line wrasse bite. Pretty funny, it attacked him and bit him good.
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My son is sporting a six line wrasse bite. Pretty funny, it attacked him and bit him good.
i didnt know they bit lol and i just got one guess i gotta be careful
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He didn't know it either.
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Ouch, i have grabbed some of those bristleworms, I was cleaning out my brothers tank and then i saw then and picked them up. Ohhh it hurt lol
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I have been on dive sites and have pictures of the orange bristle worms that were almost 6" long and almost an inch wide. The locals will tell you to steer clear of them as they can really cause you some hurt. I wear gloves when moving a lot of rock around for this reason.
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