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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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    Yes, that should be fine. Just be sure to use a social acclimation box for introducing a new wrasse to existing ones.
     

  2. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Thanks
     
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    Sorry, but what about a Girdled Fairy Wrasse with the ruby head fairy and mcCoskers? The color is beautiful with the girdled. Thank you.
     
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    They should be fine, but add the rubyhead after the balteatus and mckoskeri have settled.

    Also, if balteatus aren't the dominant wrasse they have a tendency to lose their 'belt'.
     
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    So I have a Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus (Pink Margin) in QT and will be ready for the display. In a separate QT I have a Cirrhilabrus Solorensis, and will be ready around the same time. I am planning introducing them to the ST at the same time. My question is, will they show agression towards one another or should the get along? My last question is, I want to get a Lineateus, how aggressive will the Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus be towards him? @eatbreakfast @evolved
     
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    There will be some displaying between the rubrimarginatus and solorensis, but they should coexist fine.

    The lineatus and rubrimarginatus will have a bit more friction. I wouldn't mix them unless the tank is over 5'. Even then, an acclimation box and careful observations are necessary.
     
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    What a great thread!!!
     
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    Man, I wish I would have caught that before buying the rubimarginatus as I really want a lineatus. I would hate to get one and it dies from bullying. What about a labouti or Rhomboid with the Rubimarginatus ?
     
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    Agree with both comments. I wouldn't mix lineatus and rubrimarginatus in a tank less than 300 gallons or so.
    laboutei often gets aggressive as it matures, but not always. Short of that, it'd be okay.
    rhomboidalis would be okay. There might be a bit of squabbling, but nothing serious there.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    This an excellent write up, and comes at the perfect time for me. I am getting the new Red Sea Reefer Peninsula tank, and can't wait for the cycle to be over so I can slowly start buying my wrasse. Thanks a ton for compiling all of this info love it!
     
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    How about a Pin Tail Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus isosceles) w/ pink margin or solorensis? I can't seem to find them in @evolved chart.
     
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    It's in the lunatus complex. It'll be fine.
     
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    So the link to the compatibility chart is broken for me - keeps going to a completely different thread
     
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    I did end up finding it- the chart is for the cirrhilabrus genus, is there any information about compatibility across genus?
     
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    What about a Brunneus fairy wrasse[​IMG]
     
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    I looked on the chart but evolved has it listed as a Dusky wrasse.
     
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    And as usual he's right...
     
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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Agree.
    I see you're on Tapatalk. Tapatalk breaks links to all articles (and it's not something we can do anything about). Try the mobile site - everything works much better!
    Try the first post of this thread. :p
    Common names aren't common, and I hate them. Always go by the Latin!
    As for brunneus, yes but not in conjunction with isosceles (as they're both in the johnsoni complex).
     

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