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Old 09-19-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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This isn't about them picking on each other. This is about the wrasse out competing the mandarin for food and the mandarin starving.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #12
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Oh. So would the Christmas Wrasse do the same thing?
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It will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. In addition, it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It may also eat parasites off of tank mates. The Christmas Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

Direct from Liveaquaria's website. This makes me wonder why it is listed as fish only rather than reef...not friendly to shrimp I guess.
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Mandarins are very slow deliberate feeders that eat hundreds, maybe thousands of pods a day. They don't need any competition from faster pod eaters like wrasses. People either seem to keep them without any major effort and some can't keep them no matter what. I fear they have a huge mortality rate in the hobby.
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Well, I want a Six Line Wrasse again! So the Mandarin is out. :-( It's sucks, but thanks for the heads up! I am not trying to be in the business of killing fish!
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Nobody thought that at all. The wrasse is easier to keep IMO.
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I didn't mean to imply that you guys thought that! I meant it as a thank you! I don't want anymore of my fish to die.

I paid a lot of money for my fish! I would hate to lose them! Plus I really care about their well being. I want to get them as big as I see them in some pet stores! I saw one Six Line Wrasse that was 7 years old and huge! I would love to get that kind of size and years out of my fish!
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I like the mandarin fish but in this case I'm supporting the wrasse only because it has a greater chance of survival,
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