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Old 05-08-2012, 12:10 AM   #1
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Got my 6 line wrasse today. While I was drip acclimating him in the bucket, he started laying down on his side. In desperation to make sure he wasn't croaking in the bucket. I scooped him out with the net and added him to the tank. Probably made it worse! Now I cannot find the fish. I know they burrow from online reviews. But I cannot even find any trace of him at all. Any ideas?
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:47 AM   #2
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Nvrmind, all of a sudden after hours he decided to come out. Now he is swimming around the rocks like a mad man exploring. I don't know why he was laying down. But he is fine now I guess.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:57 AM   #3
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Probably just stressed out. They hide really well and six lines "cocoon" themselves at night in the rocks with their extra slime coat.

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for your help. He is in my nano 28 reef. He just scared me when he was on his side in the bucket.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:29 PM   #5
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Mine was acting the same way when it arrived from LiveAquaria a couple months ago. Still doing great today!
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:39 PM   #6
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I read only they don't ship very well. Maybe that's why we experience the same type of issue. Hmm
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:31 PM   #8
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I agree! Awesome fish. Fastest fish I've seen in a while too!
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I have one too, great eater, fast fish, I named mine Houdini because of how well he hides. Just be careful of aggression, adding fish to the tank will be hard when he is fully acclimated.
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Very true i had to take mine out because he would kill all the fish i tried to add after he was well established in the tank. He killed one of my flasher wrasses and a mystery wrasse
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