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Old 02-21-2005, 09:51 AM   #1
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what about a wrasse?

I am trying to figure out a new addition to my tank. currently have two O. Clowns in QT. I planned on purple firefish but I took of my glass top so they would not work. The new plan is possibly a wrasse. The problemis they are also known for jumping. Anyone know of a wrasse that does not jump?

I like the labouts fairy and red velvet but of course the bio says they are jumpers. What about the six line or carpenters flasher wrasses?
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:48 AM   #2
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All fish are potential jumpers, it's best to plan in that direction than hoping to get the right ones that aren't prone to it. Can you post a good pic showing the top area of your tank? Mabye there a few good suggestions looming around to help. Eggcrate is usually the best choice.

Before you decide on which wrasse to get, I would think about other additions that you might want in regards to decorative crustaceans. If you wish to add any of those, your choices are norrowed down quite a bit. Larger wrasses are definately out as well due to tank size (29 gal) and flasher/carpenters do poorly solo.

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I love my Sixline, but if I were you I would wait before adding him. He's aggresive towards any new fish for the first week or so, and particularly aggressive towards other wrasses.

I would start with some some of Fairy wrasse now and add a Sixline later.
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:58 AM   #4
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I've been told that my wrasses were jumpers, but neither has shown any interest in swimming away from the reef.
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Six line wrasses are very nice and i've had them with a pair of my clowns b4 and they were all best pals
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pumakrieg- I know they are compatible but I need one that one jump. As I stated in the original post I removed the glass top to improve oxygen exchange and want something that I dont need to worry about carpet surfing. Any ideas?
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All wrasses are jumpers so you would have to stray away from your goal. Maybe a blenny wrasse?
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