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Old 01-13-2014, 10:59 PM   #11
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Nice fish, I want one lol just gotta get to making the screen top from BRS.
Thanks. You will need to acclimate it very slowly and introduce it at night. I think mine may get along with each other but i dont know once they get bigger and start to mature. I added them in the wrong order too. But this particular leopard looks like a winner to me. Not very shy and eats frozen!
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:17 PM   #12
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Leopard Wrasse?

Leopards aren't too bad provided they:

1) Don't injure their mouths. This often happens in shipping when they dive bomb the bottom of the shipping container trying to bury themselves. A damaged mouth for these guys is pretty much a death sentence.

2) Have a sand bed for them to bury themselves. This is in no way optional. Many times they end up in a wholesaler's or retailer's bare-bottom tank and they stress out or injure themselves as above.

3) Get eating. They seem to like smaller foods relative to their body size.

I think yours is going to do well!

I have a meleagris now and am considering picking up an ornatus. The meleagris is my largest fish with the exception of my tomini tang, and pretty well is ignored and hasn't harassed a thing.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:54 PM   #13
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Leopards aren't too bad provided they:

1) Don't injure their mouths. This often happens in shipping when they dive bomb the bottom of the shipping container trying to bury themselves. A damaged mouth for these guys is pretty much a death sentence.

2) Have a sand bed for them to bury themselves. This is in no way optional. Many times they end up in a wholesaler's or retailer's bare-bottom tank and they stress out or injure themselves as above.

3) Get eating. They seem to like smaller foods relative to their body size.

I think yours is going to do well!

I have a meleagris now and am considering picking up an ornatus. The meleagris is my largest fish with the exception of my tomini tang, and pretty well is ignored and hasn't harassed a thing.
Awesome! This guy was shipped so he wasnt in a fishstore tank. Hid mouth doesnt appear to be damaged either. Hes absolutely awesome. Can you tell if mine is an ornate or meleagris? Its alittle over an 1" long!
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Yours looks like an ornate to me.
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Yours looks like an ornate to me.
I think so too. Thats awesome!
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Very informative page on leopards:
http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-07/hcs3/
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Still havent caught that chrysus wrasse. I tried again today. I got alittle 1lt. Smooth bottle trap made now. The little water bottle had design creases on it and the view was distorted. Dont know if that will make him less likely to go in it. Gonna try again tomorrow. Didnt see the leopard out yesterday or today. Hopefully hes still good and the yellow chrysus doesnt bother him when he comes out.
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Well i seen my leopard today! He came out when i was cleaning up. Im glad hes still looking great. Didnt stay out very long i think i startled him. Still no sucess on catching my chysus wrasse. Came kinda close. Maybe next try!
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Very nice score on that fish beautiful one she is. And yesget a screen top on that tank if you can and if you have an overflow you will need to rig something up to keep them from getting in there. I just lst my redhead solon fairy wrasse to some how getting into the overflow and getting stuck between the pipe and the plastic.
This is what I rigged up so whrn I go and get another wrasse he or she won't end up lime that one.
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