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All About Reef Safe Wrasses in Aquaria

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  1. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member

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    If it's the only wrasse in the tank it will be fine.
     

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    thanks
     
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    Sorry, I found Cirrhilabrus Exquistus. Green Box.

    Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis is in the dark orange box not close to the green box. Safe to get?
     
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    They'll be fine together.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    From page 1 by @evolved

    Not sure now.
     
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    I have kept them frequently with other fairy wrasses. Especially with the exquisite in there first, and the tank being 160g, it will be fine.
     
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    Just wondering; will a true cleaner Wrasse clean another Wrasse? And can they both go together in the same 10 gallon QT?
     
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    My cleaner wrasse leave no fish alone all must be cleaned and examined 20+x a day. So yes they will clean other wrasses but not sure about the 10gal QT
     
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    I probably wouldn't qt them together because the cleaner can pester other fish too much, especially in such a confined space and only having 1 other fish with it. I would do the cleaner wrasse by itself.
     
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    It depends. A cleaner wrasse will clean other wrasses for sure, however, there are a number of other wrasse species that act as facultative cleaners at various stages of their lives, and there can be significant aggression between them and cleaner wrasses.
     
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    Don't ask how, but I made a mistake and put two male Carpenter wrasses in the same tank. 30X30 cube. One is 25% larger than the other, but they are both clearly male. Umm.. what now? :)
     
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    Catch one out.
     
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    Heh. I tried.
     
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    Try feeding exclusively with a net for a couple of weeks or use a fish trap with a mirror in the back.
     
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    Six Line Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus hexataenia) - Any concerns or differences based on collection location as in Fiji or Maldives?
     
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    No real differences in specimens from different locations.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response! I didn’t expect any decision changing differences but thought I'd check.
     
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    I also have a rubrisquammis in with a rhomboid (both are 4+" long terminal males) also a young brunneus and jordani. The rhomboid is the dominant, and the rubrisquammis pays no attention to the smaller jordani and brunneus. Had a bathyphilus, but he got super excited and managed to find an opening and jumped behind the tank during a feeding. he and the rubrisquammis also got along just fine.
    they are all in a 5' long 15oG.

    hope this helps.
     
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