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Old 06-21-2004, 03:01 PM   #1
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I was just told that sixline wrasse are unsafe for reef tank because they might pick on the corals and the inverts. Is that true???
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Not true at all.
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They will deplete detrivore populations such as amphipods, bristle worms, and other small inverts which are all good for the overall health of a reef tank so unless you have a fairly large tank and alot of lr, I'd stay away from one in a reef, IMO.
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Well, that's not exactly accurate. I had to remove a sixline wrasse from my current reef for nipping at corals. I think it is uncommon, but not unheard of. I would give them the benefit of the doubt, they are a cool and active fish, just be midful of what they are doing in your tank.
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Do you think mabye it was picking pods, or even red bugs or something off the corals? Just a thought.
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No it was eating the coral.
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