How many of you have at least one Wrasse in your reef tank?

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How many of you have at least one Wrasse in your reef tank?

  • Yes I have at least one wrasse in my reef tank.

    Votes: 476 71.4%
  • No I do not.

    Votes: 76 11.4%
  • No but I will in the future.

    Votes: 107 16.0%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 8 1.2%

  • Total voters
    667

revhtree

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I've been contemplating having a QOTD today or not. I'm sitting here in my Reef Therapy hat and Reef Builders shirt (thinking about Jake) typing and deleting and retyping again. It's proving to be very hard to try and "get back to reefing" considering the recent loss of our friend Jake Adams but this week I think he would be happy with the topic we have planned from the beginning of the year and would want us to continue to learn and share. Jake really knew fish and he knew his wrasses so let's talk about them today!

Do you have at least one wrasse in your reef tank and if so which one?

Follow up: Are you happy with your decision to include wrasse fish into your aquarium?

SUPERMALE LINEATUS WRASSES image via @Reef Pro
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I have a Melanurus Wrasse in my tank currently and am in the market for a Yellow Coris when I find one that's not sickly. I'm also watching for good prices on healthy Flashers and Fairy Wrasses. Eventually I'll probably end up with another Six-line but that's down the road a bit still.
 

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…One?!
Guess that’s me out then haha.

In all seriousness, I have 6 in my 4’ and 4 in my 3’ tank. In order from biggest to smallest at the minute here’s what I have;
Halichoeres iridis
Halichoeres chloropterus
Cirrhilabrus lubbocki (Cebu)
Cirrhilabrus lubbocki (Indo)
Paracheilinus spp (3-way Hybrid)
Cirrhilabrus naokoae
Macropharyngodon bipartitus
Pseudocheilinops ataenia 2x
Pseudocheilinops ataenia

The reason I didn’t put all three Pseudocheilinops and separated one is because in actual fact there is one that is significantly smaller and always has been much smaller than the other two.
Here’s 4 of them;
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My lfs has a yellow corris and a mystery wrasse right now but I'm pretty full on fish. I have a melanarus tho:) no complaints except he spends the entire day glass surfing. Think he kind of went nuts when he was in qt
 

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I currently have a Melanarus and had a yellow Coris but I lost it in my tank move. Melanarus is a model citizen and great for pest control. I'm planning on adding a Choati and a Filamented Flasher in the near future.
 

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I currently have a six line and a tri color fairy wrasse. Really enjoy them both. Lots of character. I am getting ready to upgrade systems and will be going with a sand bottom vs bare bottom, (current), because I would like to add a pair of Leopard wrasse.
 
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