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Old 04-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Is This Normal For A Wrasse?

Picked up this Solar Fairy Wrasse last week. He seems fine, swims around and eats no problem. He started going into this cave since yesterday. Looks like he is resting more than anything else.
So the questions is: do fairy wrasse do this normally? He is the biggest guy in the tank with an African leopard wrasse, cherub angel and firefish.
Water params are good in 40 gallon with protein skimmer. Thanks.

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Old 04-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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I have two Fairy Wrasses that hide in caves at night. Beautiful fish. Normal behavior. Some also sleep covered in sand, and some create a mucus cocoon at night.


One just transformed into a terminal male.
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Completely normal. Wrasses burry themselves in sand as defense mechanism.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:58 AM   #5
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I have two Fairy Wrasses that hide in caves at night. Beautiful fish. Normal behavior. Some also sleep covered in sand, and some create a mucus cocoon at night.

One just transformed into a terminal male.
You wrasse looks great!
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Hey chinzo that looks a lot like my old mccoskers flasher wrasse.
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Thanks guys - it is a McCoskers - flashing a lot more since it changed colors
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