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Old 08-21-2012, 10:06 PM   #11
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How bout one of these
Royal pencil wrasse (pseudojuloides sevemsi)
Potter's leopard wrasse (macropharyngodon geoffroy)
Eightline wrasse (pseudocheilinus octonaenia)
Or
Twelve line wrasse (pseudocheilinus tetrataenia)
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:44 PM   #12
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Hey thanks tsharksy! Great ideas, and thanks for pointing that our about the wrasse. I forgot they did that.

SWEET suggestions Mrc!! I love the pencil and have always wanted a leopard...hmm..maybe both? :0 haha how much do those usually run?

I like the 12 and 8 lines..they are so active and colorful..but they have weird faces. Idk!! Lol
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Thank you for the compliment! Just another suggestion, what about a mated pair of gold head sleeper gobbies? They are very entertaining to watch as the "skuttle" across the sand and get a mouthful of sand and sift it out through their gills.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #14
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Melanaras wrasse

Helfrichi firefish
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:59 PM   #15
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Hey thanks tsharksy! Great ideas, and thanks for pointing that our about the wrasse. I forgot they did that.

SWEET suggestions Mrc!! I love the pencil and have always wanted a leopard...hmm..maybe both? :0 haha how much do those usually run?

I like the 12 and 8 lines..they are so active and colorful..but they have weird faces. Idk!! Lol
They are all within $40-$70 from what I've seen so right around the price range that your looking for
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:08 PM   #16
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Ya no prob! I love those fish...woah

Was thinkin about a melanarus!!

Yea Matt thats a good range...

I just thought of a funny idea. What about several more species of hawkfish?? I could get a spotted, long nose, i have a flame..wouldnt that be cool?!?
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Ya no prob! I love those fish...woah

Was thinkin about a melanarus!!

Yea Matt thats a good range...

I just thought of a funny idea. What about several more species of hawkfish?? I could get a spotted, long nose, i have a flame..wouldnt that be cool?!?
Hawfish would be neat but hawkfish will fight for territory and whoever is biggest will overpower the others. They are also fairly aggressive with other fish. They are not terrible but the potential is there. It is just the thing of how big of a risk are you willing to take?
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:03 AM   #18
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My LFS has a Mystery wrasse that they are nursing back to health. Looked pretty beat up, but is absolutely beautiful. Not sure about the story behind it, but am gonna ask the next time I go.
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My LFS has a Mystery wrasse that they are nursing back to health. Looked pretty beat up, but is absolutely beautiful. Not sure about the story behind it, but am gonna ask the next time I go.
Do not take the chance and buy it on impulse. This is the worst thing you can do for the fish and with your money. Only buy it if it is completely nursed back to health with absolutely flawless fins with no rips or cuts. Also make sure it is disease free and check that it's colors are in full spectrum and not partial. (partial meaning it is still stressed) Also make sure it is eating well before you buy it. (this goes for any fish you buy) And lastly look at it's eyes and make sure they are clear and not milky, that it swims properly, and that it's breathing rate is normal. (wrasses tend to breathe fairly quick but not extremely quick. If its breathing is slow you want to stay away from it. The breathing rate of a fish is often looked over when purchasing a new fish so don't forget it.) These steps should be taken before you purchase any fish. If the pet store refuses to feed that particular fish, that usually means that it is not eating. Just remember, DO NOT buy off of impulse! That is the worst thing you can do. Do your research and then buy. And don't tell yourself that this is the only time that that particular fish will be there. If it is there once then the pet store can get it again. Also if possible try to special order your fish and pick it up the day it arrives so it is still in the bag and has not been in the pet stores aquariums. The transfer to so many aquariums is very stressful on the fish, which is why you should special order all of them that you can.
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Do not take the chance and buy it on impulse. This is the worst thing you can do for the fish and with your money. Only buy it if it is completely nursed back to health with absolutely flawless fins with no rips or cuts. Also make sure it is disease free and check that it's colors are in full spectrum and not partial. (partial meaning it is still stressed) Also make sure it is eating well before you buy it. (this goes for any fish you buy) And lastly look at it's eyes and make sure they are clear and not milky, that it swims properly, and that it's breathing rate is normal. (wrasses tend to breathe fairly quick but not extremely quick. If its breathing is slow you want to stay away from it. The breathing rate of a fish is often looked over when purchasing a new fish so don't forget it.) These steps should be taken before you purchase any fish. If the pet store refuses to feed that particular fish, that usually means that it is not eating. Just remember, DO NOT buy off of impulse! That is the worst thing you can do. Do your research and then buy. And don't tell yourself that this is the only time that that particular fish will be there. If it is there once then the pet store can get it again. Also if possible try to special order your fish and pick it up the day it arrives so it is still in the bag and has not been in the pet stores aquariums. The transfer to so many aquariums is very stressful on the fish, which is why you should special order all of them that you can.
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A good Lfs wont even sell it until its back To health IMO.
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