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Old 08-21-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Adding a red coris wrasse !

My lfs and petco said the red coris would work in my 40 gallon ! They said all the 40 gallon would do is stunt its growth ..... I'm concerned about him and my dottyback going at it but hey what's your opininions
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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I have a Formosa great fish but they will move your rock and corals on the sand
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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My red coris is in a 90g, they get pretty large when they get to adulthood.

My coris is very shy but has never had any issues with any of the other fish and I have some aggressive ones. lol

They bury themselves in the sand if you didnt know so dont get too alarmed if he goes MIA for a few days.
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Got 12 wrasses, six are canary wrasses (coris). They get along fine with everyone. The dominate male got to about 4" while the females stayed at about 2-3" A 40 would be on the small side, but probably doable.
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Red coris wrasses ( Coris gaimard) can get quite large ( approx 18" ) so a 40 gal tank will hardly suffice in the future. As a whole, they are cool fish to have and get beautiful as adults but they need a sandy bottom to hide in, a varied meat diet and tend to be parasite pickers as juveniles so they can be annoying to larger fish then themselves. As they get bigger, they are known to move rocks and coral pieces so make sure your "decor is secure" . If you are prepared to either upgrade your tank for him or give him up when he gets larger, then I say go for it.

BTW, my LFS had a 15" one ( a.k.a. "the submarine") in a 300? and it was tremendous. A true site to behold
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:09 PM   #6
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This is one all grown up.

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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This is one all grown up.

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Some reports say the Formosa wrasse gets even bigger than the C. gaimard.
You can see the Coris gaimard at: https://www.google.com/search?q=cori...w=1600&bih=797
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The Napoleon wrasse (Scientific name: Cheilinus undulatus) likes hard boiled eggs for a snack. Needs a pretty big tank.
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The Napoleon wrasse (Scientific name: Cheilinus undulatus) likes hard boiled eggs for a snack. Needs a pretty big tank.
That's a big boy.
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The main difference between Juv. Gaimards and Formosas is the Formosa has a black dot on the dorsal fin that is not there on the gaimard. Make sure you know which Coris wrasse you are getting
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