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Old 08-05-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Wrasse?

Thinking about getting a pink streaked wrasse. It will have to be reef safe and good in a 40 gallon tank. I know that possum wrasses are good for that but im looking for something different. Any ideas? I have an ocellaris clown pair as far as other fish.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:34 PM   #2
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Thinking about getting a pink streaked wrasse. It will have to be reef safe and good in a 40 gallon tank. I know that possum wrasses are good for that but im looking for something different. Any ideas? I have an ocellaris clown pair as far as other fish.
I have six canary wrasses and they are model citizens. In general, wrasses are good reef dwellers and don't require a lot of room.
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I have six canary wrasses and they are model citizens. In general, wrasses are good reef dwellers and don't require a lot of room.
Are those the chrysus wrasses your talking about? Are the Melanurus wrasses reef safe?? I see alot of mixed reviews.
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Yes. All the wrasses pick constantly. They don't eat polyps, but if you have a sensitive coral, they may irritate it. They are great pest eaters, so I like having them.
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Yea i know they are great hunters and ninjas as well. Just looking for a more likely reef compatable wrasse with alot of colors. According to liveaquaria they dont have many for a 40g. Got anymore suggestions?
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Yea i know they are great hunters and ninjas as well. Just looking for a more likely reef compatable wrasse with alot of colors. According to liveaquaria they dont have many for a 40g. Got anymore suggestions?
A six line wrasse is a popular reef fish.
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Get an exquisite wrasse! But look at them first. They come from different areas and certain ones are more colorful. I have one and he's always front and center, never bothers anything in my tank and eats out of my hand. I have corals and inverts and he's fine.
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I'm in love with my 6-line wrasse. Favorite fish I've ever owned.
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Get an exquisite wrasse! But look at them first. They come from different areas and certain ones are more colorful. I have one and he's always front and center, never bothers anything in my tank and eats out of my hand. I have corals and inverts and he's fine.
I do really like the exquisite wrasse. Im worried about a sixline wrasse being a little terror. I have plenty of time to decide. Gotta save up some dough!
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I keep hearing that about 6-line wrasses but, having owned more than one, have never experienced it. They're usually outstanding community members. Maybe I just got lucky!
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