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Old 05-23-2004, 11:49 PM   #1
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which Wrasse

With my recent loss of my Christmas wrasse, (I think he hid too much and never ate) i would still like to add a wrasse to my tank. I was debating out of either a blue head or a jansens wrasse. I was wondering what everybody else thought about their behaviours and colors or if they have had expeirence with either of these. Or if somebody has a suggestion of another wrasse that will go in a semiaggressive tank.
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Old 05-23-2004, 11:53 PM   #2
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is it a reef tank
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Old 05-24-2004, 12:34 AM   #3
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how about lunare wrasses or cleaner wrasses, maybe some hogfish.

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cleaner wrasses
Bad advice, I can't believe you just recommended a cleaner wrasse. They have a horrible record in captivity with some 90% dieing. They are specific parasite eaters, and generally will not eat prepared foods. I think we need the size of your tank to recommend a wrasse that will not get to big..
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I was looking to do something different, I have the availablitly to get whatever I want, I work at a tropical fish store, so they will order things. We currently have the jansens in and I like the blue head. I was looking for something colorful and with blue or yellow, (I don't have those colors).
No it is not a reef tank and I already unsuccesfully had a cleaner wrasse, had some parasites thought I would give it a chance even though I know they are difficult and it did not live.

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Old 05-24-2004, 12:09 PM   #6
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Well, i didnt know it had THAT BAD OF A RECORD.
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hey don't worry not everybody does, no biggy. Now you know for yourself too. My other prob is I don't want to get one that small b/c I have porc puffer and I don't want him to eat it. But thank you for your ideas.

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Old 05-24-2004, 04:57 PM   #8
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Bad advice, I can't believe you just recommended a cleaner wrasse.
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Remove that first line, and you have made a point without offending anyone. The first line, however, tends to close peoples minds, and your message falls on deaf ears. Rather than explain why cleaner wrasses are a bad idea, all they can think of is how you slapped that person down. That is unacceptable here, take that attitude to ReefCentral
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I did not mean for this to cause a problem i just wanted some peoples opinions. I am sorry!

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Please don't feel this is your fault. This post was reported to me by pm, and when I read it, something needed to be said. I apologize that it intruded on your thread.
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