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Old 01-03-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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bought a wrasse yesterday

hi there i bought a wrasse yesterday night ... i woke up today and notice its not there...i believe it must be under those sands..but after about 15hrs the whole day i couldnt see it anymore could it be still under those sands or dead?

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what type of wrasse? What was the common or if you know the scientific name what was that? We can then pinpoint the behavor pattern you should look for.

I suspect you have checked all around the tank for any potental carpet surfing.
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if it was a cleaner wrasse chances are its dead. they are very difficult to keep. if you have clean up critters they probably did away with the carcass.
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In addition to what others have posted, and I await the identity of the wrasse, it is quite possible the wrasse could be hiding under the sand or in an obscure part of the aquascaping. I had a Scott's fairy wrasse once, that after introduction to quarantine, wasn't seen again for the better part of a week.
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Old 01-04-2003, 01:24 AM   #5
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wrasse problem

hi there, i would like to thanks all for those reply,,,...anyway i just got back from LFS and got the name for the wrasse that have been missing ...they called it the 'CLOWN WRASSE' OR ' RED LABRID'..... thus could it be its nature to stay long under the sand?...and what is 'carpet surfing'?


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carpet surfing is when a fish jumps out of your tank. its just a expression.

is that a expensive wrasse. ive never seen one.
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Coris giamardi (spelling??) will stay under the sand for a few days on introduction. They will also carpet surf rather easily and has been my experience that they do best with a very slow acclimation.
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