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Old 09-25-2004, 05:11 PM   #1
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Dragon Wrasse question

Hi, i was at the LFS today and i saw what the guy said was a dragon wrasse. I was wondering if it would work in my tank. Everything in my tank is on my signature.

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Old 09-26-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend this species of wrasse for that size tank nor a tank with corals. They get quite large (and mean) as they get older and can be a large concern with tank mates. They also have a tendancey to flip anything in the tank small enough to get at pods. I have seen them actually lie on their side at the base of rock and undulate their bodies (wave) which sprays sand in a jet behind them to get at what's underneath. This can cause problems in a coral tank and sometimes undermine the stability of the rock. I would only recommend this fish for a large FOWLR system.

Cool fish though

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Old 09-29-2004, 11:50 PM   #3
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i had a dragon wrasse, its peaceful as long as its smaller or the same size as your others, i had a big coral skeleton and it scrapped the scales off of its side, i guess it got infected because he passed away about 5 days later
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Old 09-30-2004, 05:30 PM   #4
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I wouldn't recommend it.They get very large and they will attempt a Free Willy(escape).Also aggressive toward other fish.
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