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Old 07-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #11
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:42 AM   #12
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Greg - How do you keep the cleaner wrasse alive? Being obligate cleaners, my understanding is that they cannot or will not eat anything they can't pick off another fish. Is your tank huge with tons of fish or did you train it to accept prepared foods? I love the cleaner wrasses and would get one if I thought I could provide for it properly.

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Over the years, I have had mixed success with them. I do have a.lot of fish and critters wrasses like to feed on. But this last one is only in the system for about 90 days. He is fat and eating anything I offer him. He is almost 3" long, so he is a big one, capable of eating pretty big bits of food. He also cleans the fish, but I don't think there are enough parasites in a closed system to get keep them alive that way...and who would want their fish covered in bugs so a cleaner wrasse could stay fat! I will claim success if he lives 5 years or more. But for now, he is fat and eating well. He likes frozen brine, but I mostly feed him and the others my own concoction. I would say he is like keeping a Mandarin, if you get a big fat one that isn't finicky, you can probably keep him long term.

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