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Old 08-03-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Lunare Wrasse -vs- Emerald Crab

I brought my Wrasse home today and he'll be serving his time in the QT.
I determined he may go after some of the snails which hitchhiked in on my LR, which I guess I'm ok with - I completely forgot about my Emerald crab. He's a smaller Wrasse at the moment and the crab is somewhere between dime and nickel size.
What are the chances of an attack on the crab?
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:21 AM   #2
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In my opinion chances are almost 100% I had a predator tank with eels, puffers, triggers, and the lunare wrasse was the most aggresive thing I had in there. Could have just been this fish, but as much as I loved the look and mid level swim, she was a DEMON.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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I agree. Lunares are very aggressive fish. I think he'll take out the crab eventually.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:41 PM   #4
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I gotta take the wrasse back then...at least their not spendy.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:54 PM   #5
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How bout that ! The crab finally wins one. I don't think I've have ever.. and I mean ever.. heard of someone coming down on the crabs side of the eviction.
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How bout that ! The crab finally wins one. I don't think I've have ever.. and I mean ever.. heard of someone coming down on the crabs side of the eviction.
That's very true but I think I'd be the same way. I love watching my emerald crab. Very funny and lots of personality. :p
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:29 PM   #7
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I miss my Lunare Wrasse, he lived a terrible life sadly. He did not get along with my Sunset Wrasse at all. He didn't seem all that aggressive to me, they're great fish.
As people say though fish do vary in personalities I suppose.

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I miss my Lunare Wrasse, he lived a terrible life sadly. He did not get along with my Sunset Wrasse at all. He didn't seem all that aggressive to me, they're great fish.
As people say though fish do vary in personalities I suppose.

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I'm not surprised. I wouldn't expect 2 thalassoma wrasses to get along in any but the largest of tanks. I suspect you'd have seen some major aggression from the lunare by the time he got some size on him. The sunset may be the same way, I don't know, I'm less familiar with them. Did you get your new angel yet?
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That crab was the 1st thing to show up in the tank as a hitchhiker, soooo....fair is fair.
Besides I need to get some sails for a CUC shortly so a wrasse isn't a good fit anyways.
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That crab was the 1st thing to show up in the tank as a hitchhiker, soooo....fair is fair.
Besides I need to get some sails for a CUC shortly so a wrasse isn't a good fit anyways.
There are plenty of wrasses that won't bother inverts. Fairy/flasher wrasses would be a good choice if the tankmates aren't too aggressive.
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