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Old 04-28-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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6. Line wrasse

Do all wrasse"s burrow? I just picked upp a 6 line and I put it in switched the lights off for like an hour, now I can't seem to find my new 6 line
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He's likely hiding in the rockwork somewhere..... you'll be surprised at how small of a crevice they can fit into. It's normal.... mine hid for a day or two after coming out of QT, and still goes into the rock to go to sleep.
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How funny because I just found it hiding under a rock with barely enough room for itself .
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Just leave him be.... he needs to acclimate himself to his new home.

Also, at night they secrete & encase themselves in a mucus membrane, so don't be surprised or alarmed if you see that.
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Thanks! Wait...say wat now? Mucous membrane? I've only done minimal research and I have not heard that yet. Thanks for the heads up.

Do u think I should lightly rearrange my LR in a couple of days as to give him more options?
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Leave your rock alone for a while....

Here's a vid for you....

Six Line Wrasse Sleeping Inside Mucous Bubble - YouTube
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Thanks again. That's kinda stance to see but I can live with it. Does the membrane remain for a long time or does it disappear
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Leave your rock alone for a while....

Here's a vid for you....

Six Line Wrasse Sleeping Inside Mucous Bubble - YouTube
Very cool!! I did not know they did that!
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Thanks again. That's kinda stance to see but I can live with it. Does the membrane remain for a long time or does it disappear
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.
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Very cool!! I did not know they did that!

Trust me, I didn't either!! First time I saw it, it kinda freaked me out..... I knew some fish did it, but I didn't realize these guys did. Mine sleeps in the same crevice every night, so I can shine a flashlight in there at night to see it...... now sometimes he does it, and other times he doesn't.
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