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Old 04-29-2013, 05:48 PM   #11
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They encase themselves for sleeping.... It's gone the following morning. I really don't know if it just dissipates, or if they re-consume it, I just know it's always gone.
It is an early warning system for intruder alerts. Parrot fish do it too. It just dissipates as it is just mucous.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:24 PM   #12
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Yeah, I still can not find my Six Line Wrasse at night. Every night he is gone, sleeping somewhere. I am not worried as I see him swimming happily during the day light hours. I knew of the Mucous thing before I bought mine, but it was freaky seeing it for the first time. I saw it when I was moving him to a different tank. I was setting up the tank and had him in a plastic tub covered with a blanket until I was done transferring everything over to the bigger tank. He was in cased in it, lol.

When I first got mine, I thought he had ICK, because of the sand that would stick too him, and the little white spot that is on their tails. I know better now, still freaked me out.

Yes Six Line Wrasse can Burrow, that's why I think I can't find mine, I don't think he sleeps in the rock work, but burrows himself under the rock and sand at night. Still a very cool fish to have and very active and pretty. When they get big they are really impressive looking. I saw a 7 year old one in a reef tank, and I can't wait for mine to get that big! I hope I can keep mine alive for that long!
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I have some adult ones. Love those wrasses.
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I still can't find a answer to how long they live for. You know?
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My guess is over 10 years. I have some 15 year old fish.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:11 PM   #16
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Oldest six-line I know of personally, from the local reef club, is almost 8 years old. He's probably about 3".... Absolutely beautiful fish.
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They get better as they age. I have a big male canary wrasse that has what looks like war paint on his head.
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Parrotfish do it to be undetected by sharks that sense muscle movement. Lined wrasses do not borrow.
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Probably my favorite fish I own now. Such great color, and movement
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Hi. If I may please. I have a new cycled tank and im looking for my first fish purchase ever. I have pods n bristle worms. I really like the look of the 6 line and the jobs they perform and thinking of it for my first fish. but I'm really hesitant because all I read about them being aggressive to there tank mates and I really want a peaceful tank n not have to worry about a bully in the tank. Can you all add some opinions on this? Thank you.
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