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Old 08-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #11
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None of my wrasses cause trouble. And I have over a dozen.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:59 PM   #12
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None of my wrasses cause trouble. And I have over a dozen.
Maybe its jusy individuallity or circumstance but my "freindly" mccoskers flasher wrasse killed 1 bicolor Blenny, 1 yellow watchmen goby, and terrorized my ocellaris clown pair. It was brutal and i seen it with my own eyes. But now im just down to my 2 clowns. I had a sixline when i first started this hobby but it only lived a few days. My tank wasnt ready at the time and i was a newb. I really like the (hoevens) melanarus wrasse if it will work for my size tank. Does anyone have any info or exp. with these?
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I had a six-line that was a terror also, I think it all depends on the fish sometimes and it seems wrasse have many different personalities.
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I had a six-line that was a terror also, I think it all depends on the fish sometimes and it seems wrasse have many different personalities.
I agree with that. I think it might be luck of the draw!
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my 6 line is just so mellow he is a model citizen
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:27 AM   #16
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Well i think i have it narrowed down. I really like these from what ive read.

Melanarus Wrasse
Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse
Pink Streaked Wrasse
Six-line may still be an option..
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As a guy who has nine wrasses (had 11 but had to remove two) between two 40 gallon tanks, here's my thoughts. Do not get a 6 line. They are aggressive towards other fish, particularly when added close to last. If you plan on getting another male wrasses at any point, do not get a lubocks wrasse either. All my wrasses expect two are under 2". I am upgrading one of my tanks to a 75/90 and it will house just my wrasses in a few months. You should def get one of the following:

Male Eightline flasher
Naokoa fairy Wrasse
Bonded pair of 1" girdled wrasse's
Royal flasher wrasse
Red line spot flasher wrasse

Then their is the ever popular and very hard to get diamond tail flasher wrasse. I managed to score two of these beauties.

These are what I have currently and would recommend for color, personality and movement.
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As a guy who has nine wrasses (had 11 but had to remove two) between two 40 gallon tanks, here's my thoughts. Do not get a 6 line. They are aggressive towards other fish, particularly when added close to last. If you plan on getting another male wrasses at any point, do not get a lubocks wrasse either. All my wrasses expect two are under 2". I am upgrading one of my tanks to a 75/90 and it will house just my wrasses in a few months. You should def get one of the following:

Male Eightline flasher
Naokoa fairy Wrasse
Bonded pair of 1" girdled wrasse's
Royal flasher wrasse
Red line spot flasher wrasse

Then their is the ever popular and very hard to get diamond tail flasher wrasse. I managed to score two of these beauties.

These are what I have currently and would recommend for color, personality and movement.
Thanks! Not gonna get a six-line. Price if def an issue though. Im not gonna get more than 1 wrasse. I stuck between these.

Lubbocks Fairy wrasse
Melanarus wrasse
Red Head solon wrasse

Im scared that the melanarus will wipe out CUC and bother corals, but i like it. Im worried that the red heaf solon wrasse may do the same and get to big for my tank. Give me some input on these! Ill look into your suggestions. Thanks
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Thanks! Not gonna get a six-line. Price if def an issue though. Im not gonna get more than 1 wrasse. I stuck between these.

Lubbocks Fairy wrasse
Melanarus wrasse
Red Head solon wrasse

Im scared that the melanarus will wipe out CUC and bother corals, but i like it. Im worried that the red heaf solon wrasse may do the same and get to big for my tank. Give me some input on these! Ill look into your suggestions. Thanks
My melanarus is 4" long and VERY active. He gets along with the other fish fine and doesn't eat polyps, but he burrows between them looking for tasty worms. Some corals don't like that much. All wrasses do this. In most cases it doesn't seem to hurt.
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My melanarus is 4" long and VERY active. He gets along with the other fish fine and doesn't eat polyps, but he burrows between them looking for tasty worms. Some corals don't like that much. All wrasses do this. In most cases it doesn't seem to hurt.
Ok thanks for the info. Any experience or info on the red hed solon wrasse?
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