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Old 11-25-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Blue/Indigo Hamlet Or Blueheaded Wrasse?

Need help with choosing between one of those fish listed. I really want that blue color in my tank which both of these fishes give.
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One spot Foxface
2 Ocellaris Clowns
2 blue green Chromis
Corals.

If you have one of these fish or know some stuff about them please share with me. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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Do you have a lid? If not, don't get the wrasse. I read recently on her about someone who has a hamlet and its been very skittish for a while now and has injured himself on rocks several times while trying to hide when people walk in the room. Don't know if this is typical behavior for them, but doesn't seem like you'd see it out much if it is.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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Do you have a lid? If not, don't get the wrasse. I read recently on her about someone who has a hamlet and its been very skittish for a while now and has injured himself on rocks several times while trying to hide when people walk in the room. Don't know if this is typical behavior for them, but doesn't seem like you'd see it out much if it is.
I have a glass lid on top of my 55 and my fixture sits on top. Although the glass only covers the whole back and middle with about an inch open in the front. Would this be efficient enough?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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Bluehead wrasses are very numerous in Fl I've caught some and some hamlets butter and barred. Blueheads are always swimming back and forth very aggressive during feeding. Had the hamlets listed above good fish kind of shy but will hang out will eat smaller fish or shrimps. I always liked the hamlets peaceful fish.Bluehead is not reef safe IMO and can be bossy.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:06 PM   #5
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Bluehead wrasses are very numerous in Fl I've caught some and some hamlets butter and barred. Blueheads are always swimming back and forth very aggressive during feeding. Had the hamlets listed above good fish kind of shy but will hang out will eat smaller fish or shrimps. I always liked the hamlets peaceful fish.Bluehead is not reef safe IMO and can be bossy.
Will the hamlet eat clowns or chromis? Clowns are about 2inches and chromis about inch and a half.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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If he's well feed he won't mess with anything. We have a Atlantic flame fish I was shocked at the peppermint shrimp it ate almost the same size. Keep it well feed or it could eat a clown goby.The hamlets are usually three or four inch.
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Dang. If there's even a chance it might harm my clowns then I might not buy the hamlet and go for the wrasse.
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Ive heard the blue heads are very aggressive at times, and quite active...not sure if you wanna go that route.

How about a trio of chalk bass? They have a cool blue to them!
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Not down to try another bicolor angel?
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Not down to try another bicolor angel?
Afraid of it eating my corals haha.
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