I have a Ruby head wrasse! He’s an amazing fish!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
One of my absolute favorites. Here's a pic of my gentle giant in the making. She's around 4.5" long now, and gets along with all the other fish, even the small damsels and clowns. Actually took the sohal tang out of the tank because it relentlessly chased her, even though it's 1.5" smaller.Ya, just one, a Broomtail, she won't allow another, she is queen of the tank but I think she might be starting her transformation to male. She's a chameleon
Snap mines a also a 75 gallonI have one wrasse, a Mystery Wrasse. She's my pride and joy. I have been thinking about a Six Line or a Melanurus, but the risk is scaring me since I will protect the Mystery Wrasse at all cost. I don't know if I am overreacting or what. My tank is 75g.
I have a Melanurus and a Mystery Wrasse. Some territorial squabbles initially but not so bad now. Mystery was in first and it was the one causing the problem
In all honesty, your Mystery may be the one that you have to worry about when mixing her. These guys can be violent when it comes to mixing with other wrasses.I have one wrasse, a Mystery Wrasse. She's my pride and joy. I have been thinking about a Six Line or a Melanurus, but the risk is scaring me since I will protect the Mystery Wrasse at all cost. I don't know if I am overreacting or what. My tank is 75g.
That’s a Thalassoma species but to be 100% sure which, a white light photo will be best.I have a fairy wrasse because its pretty, cleaner wrasse (Doc) cleans the fish and a six line in a xl525 and a six line to eat stuff, and this one, which was sold to me as a melanurus but I think he is a moon wrasse.
I recently upgraded to a 75 gallon and didn't take long at all to feel like I'm maxing out on fish, lol. I hope to be able to go much larger someday and be able to keep some of the larger tangs, and more wrasses of course.Yea ideally I'd upgrade a year or so from now. Need me a 4' at least so I can have a foxface a few anthias another wrasse and possibly a smaller tang. I'm rocking 53 gallons right now but I'd like to double that