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Old 08-29-2013, 07:24 AM   #11
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I have had a yellow coris since he was about 1/2" big! He's now around 3,1/2" inches and never had a problem. I think they are reef safe with caution cause they might go after feather dusters or it food they catch and hurt them at the same time
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:25 AM   #12
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I have six of them in my 300. They are great reef fish in a system big enough for them. Biggest one is 4". I don't keep feather dusters, as that's wrasse food.
Thanks- figured out at least what I am doing wrong with replies- it went private
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:46 AM   #13
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I have a yellow coris, he's perfectly fine. Maybe hermits are on the list but mine never bothers anything.they won't eat corals and the green one is more aggressive. I also have a Melanurus wrasse listed not reef safe but he hunts constantly with only a few blue legged hermits lost.
Hi I think the yellow coris is smaller than the red ( yellow fin). What size tank do you have him in?
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Thanks- figured out at least what I am doing wrong with replies- it went private
Can you tell me is your tank 300 litres or gals? I saw a tank for sale 300 litres but don't know if that is still too small?
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:02 PM   #15
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I have six of them in my 300. They are great reef fish in a system big enough for them. Biggest one is 4". I don't keep feather dusters, as that's wrasse food.
If the question was for me, it's 300 gallons.
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Look out for a 6ft tank, that is the size that opens up all your dream fish options
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Look out for a 6ft tank, that is the size that opens up all your dream fish options
That's the truth. My problems with keeping fish, especially tangs, went away when I gave them the proper environment. No more ICH, no stress, just fat long lived fish.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:18 PM   #18
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I am a beginner, research (too much out there) and have just started adding fish and tell all LFS my set up ( 169 litres...hard and soft corals incl bubble anemone,2 wavemakers, DOC skimmer, phosphate reactor, sump) and newly purchased fish under advice as being reef friendly and compatible ie blue tang, sailfin, dotty back, 2 clarke clowns and yellow mimic which had a spot and died the 2nd day)

I have today bought what turns out to be a yellowtail coris wrasse and after researching, it has teeth, is apparently NOT reef friendly even though I asked for reef friendly fish ( is this because it disrupts rocks or eats corals? ) it eats snails, worms- good and bad and crabs ( I have a small hitch hiker ) and can die of starvation as it needs to be fed 3x daily. The LFS only told me they like to feed off rocks which was fine but I panicked when it buried itself under the sand and didn't resurface- hence the research.

What do I do? It should be in a minimum tank size of 100 gals ie twice the current size and will it eat my corals? Has anyone else kept one in a set up like mine with no problems? Maybe I need to return it to the LFS? It's so attractive I will be disappointed but need to look after the reef tank as a whole as well as my new friend.
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I have six of them in my 300. They are great reef fish in a system big enough for them. Biggest one is 4". I don't keep feather dusters, as that's wrasse food.
Just to clarify, are you talking about the yellow Coris wrasse ( Halichoeres chrysus) or the yellowtail Coris wrasse ( Coris Gamaird) ?
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Just to clarify, are you talking about the yellow Coris wrasse ( Halichoeres chrysus) or the yellowtail Coris wrasse ( Coris Gamaird) ?
Mine are (6) yellow coris wrasse and one huge mellinarus wrasse. I have a six line and a exquisite wrasse in my 30 gallon soft coral tank.
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And DI68, were you referring to the Yellow coris ( Halichoeres chrysus) or the yellowtail coris ( Coris gamaird) ?
I just thought Greg was talking about a different fish that you were. I do know Coris gamaird ( common name Yellowtail Coris wrasse) is not a reef safe fish. For one, they are a meat eater so there go any shrimps, crabs or lobsters, clams, oysters or mussels. They also get very large and what they lack in length, they make up with height and girth. ( We referred to adults as Submarines cause they had such a presence.) This is a far cry from the yellow coris wrasse. ; )
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