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Old 01-13-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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sixline a carnivore???

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I bought a Sixline Wrasse a few months ago and has become one of the most interesting fish I ever owned. It's eyes are truly mesmerizing and is constantntly hunting the rock work. Anyway, shortly after its arrival I put in some Emerald Entr'ee and it has since been gulping it down faster than meaty fare. Every website i see says this fish is a carnivore? Do I have a silly fish? It's certainly not underfed. One night i saw it with a huge amphipod in its mouth tearing it aprat like JAWS.... pretty cool.
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Emerald entree has meat in it also. At least it did when I use to use it. But yes they are carnivores and some folks refer them to people that have bristle worms or other worm problems.
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Many fish that prefer meaty diets will also consume some greenery if offered.
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Wrasses in general will eat almost anything. The Latin name of the wrasse family (Labridae) means "greedy". I have a sixline as well and he eats anything and everything he can get in his mouth, he'll often stuff 3 or 4 pellets in there at once as he doesn't want to "lose" them as they sink!
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Some info on them

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...=7&item_id=165

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=375
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