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SO I have a RS 650P that I am finally starting to stock its going to be a wrasse heavy system I would say 80-90% wrasses.

so what are you folks going for your wrasse heavy systems for CUC?

I did order a fighting conch so far that is my only CUC. Oh and a cleaner shrimp but I dont really count that so much.

my normal go to are:
a few blue legs hermits ( depending on size of the system )
Nassarius Vibex
Dwarf Cerith
Zig Zag Periwinkles
serpent star
Marginella Snail

I worried about these guys muching on the CUC
Halichoeres:

H. melanurus “Melanurus Wrasse”

H. iridis “Radiant Wrasse”

H. chrysus “yellow wrasse”

H. claudia “Christmas Wrasse”

H. cosmetus “ adorned wrasse”

so what are you guys using for CUC with a lot of Halichoeres?
 

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SO I have a RS 650P that I am finally starting to stock its going to be a wrasse heavy system I would say 80-90% wrasses.

so what are you folks going for your wrasse heavy systems for CUC?

I did order a fighting conch so far that is my only CUC. Oh and a cleaner shrimp but I dont really count that so much.

my normal go to are:
a few blue legs hermits ( depending on size of the system )
Nassarius Vibex
Dwarf Cerith
Zig Zag Periwinkles
serpent star
Marginella Snail

I worried about these guys muching on the CUC
Halichoeres:

H. melanurus “Melanurus Wrasse”

H. iridis “Radiant Wrasse”

H. chrysus “yellow wrasse”

H. claudia “Christmas Wrasse”

H. cosmetus “ adorned wrasse”

so what are you guys using for CUC with a lot of Halichoeres?
So far my melanarus hasn't given the hermit crabs or snails any trouble in my 75 gallon
 
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I was most worried about the zig zag Periwinkles as there quite small. but I am ok if that is the case I am slowly stocking the tank and I would think my food would be a better tread than the snails? but I am not a fish so what do I know as tasty...lol
 

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I was most worried about the zig zag Periwinkles as there quite small. but I am ok if that is the case I am slowly stocking the tank and I would think my food would be a better tread than the snails? but I am not a fish so what do I know as tasty...lol
I have some nasssaurius snails and Mexican turbo snails and the wrasse doesn't bother anyone. I did make sure I got bigger ones but the dude is super chill.
 
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I have some nasssaurius snails and Mexican turbo snails and the wrasse doesn't bother anyone. I did make sure I got bigger ones but the dude is super chill.
yeah my last Melanurus Wrasse was chill to hope I get another like it. relly liked that fish great personality.
 
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Your just gonna have to keep restocking. You will see empty shells over time. They will prob eat some. Not all. Not instantly. Hths
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my thoughts too I guess I was wondering what are less tasty
 

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I have a Melanurus and he has devoured cerith and nassarius snails. I have also seen him go after small starfish. Haven't seen him touch hermits, astrea or trochus. He's a crazy fish but fun to watch!
 

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None of the chrysus or radiants I've had touched inverts. Most biocellatus leave inverts alone too, but the one I currently have goes after brittle stars, ceriths, nerites and small blue leg hermits. My cosmetus and melanurus don't touch trochus, mexican turbos, fighting conchs, larger hermits or cleaner shrimp. I think as long as you stock larger sized inverts you should be good.
 

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I call my melanurus Jaws. For obvious reasons. He has killed many hermits, a couple snails, and one small emerald crab. Most of the hermits, crabs, and snails learn to hide during the day and come out when he sleeps. Those that don't get killed. I had a snail "forget" yesterday and come out of the sand. I pushed him back under the sand as a loving "reminder". He leaves my sand sifting star fish and the conches alone.
 
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