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Old 10-10-2004, 08:59 PM   #1
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info on a sixline wrasse?

i went to the lfs today and really liked the sixlined wrasse that they have there...i just wanted to know if u guys think they are easy to care for and would do well with a beginner and in my tank? also what do u guys prefer feeding them and are they pretty hardy...i dont have any fish right now but my tank has been cycled for 3 months how and i have a great pod population...right now i have formula one flake food...what else should i get for this guy....thanks
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Sixline Wrasse's are a great reef fish but will eventually kill your cleaner shrimp. That's why I haven't got one
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they are hardy but can be aggressive in time as phases metioned, fun to watch them hunt all day though
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my 6line isn't aggressive at all. wrasse's are omnivores, so in addition to formula1, you should feed mysis shrimp.
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Old 10-11-2004, 01:39 PM   #5
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I would definitely consider the sixline an aggressive fish.. mine eats pretty much anything though.

As with all wrasses theres always the risk of carpet-surfing too.
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my six-line is sometimes shy, aggressive to new comers at first, but always settles down later.

mine doesn't bother the shrimps.
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well i just picked one up then i read this post. i have a cleaner also, which i love, so i hope nothing happens to him! i'll have to keep an eye out .
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should i get some frozen mysis for him or dried?...will he eat the formula one flakes? and are they easy to keep alive...i think if i can feed him well that he will leave my shrimp alone...unless he grows very fast...his tank mates will be bigger than him when i purchase them...i just fell in love with this fish when i saw it and really want one...i also read they will graze on my lr...will they kill my pod population?
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What is carpet surfing?
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