Poll - 6 Lined Wrasse Aggression

Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by Brew12, Jan 29, 2018.

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  1. He has always been my only wrasse.

    131 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. He is a model citizen and lives nicely with my other wrasse(s).

    82 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. He stresses me out but has a strained relationship with my other wrasse(s).

    17 vote(s)
    2.6%
  4. He is evil incarnate and violently prevents me from having other wrasses.

    86 vote(s)
    13.1%
  5. I have never had a 6 line Wrasse

    338 vote(s)
    51.7%
  1. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Valuable Member

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    Yup, and many people who claim to have success with them change their tunes after the 6 line hits puberty. I love the look of the fish, but until someone can find a way to genetically breed the aggression out of them, I won't touch one. Kind of like adding a dottyback to your tank. If money were no object I would get a 30 gallon tank and stick one in there by itself. With the other spectacular wrasses that are out there (ie Melanurus, Red Lined, Christmas) it is really hard to justify a 6 line.
     
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  2. chowwil

    chowwil Active Member

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    It’s a hit or miss, this last six-line I put in when I switch tanks due to leaks is getting alone with everyone in the tank. In another note, my Pygmy angel is a nasty devil, but not enough for me to remove
     
  3. rosshamsandwich

    rosshamsandwich Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 sixline wrasses....
     
  4. rosshamsandwich

    rosshamsandwich Well-Known Member

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    they are doing fine with each other and other tankmates tangs, angels and other wrasses.
     
  5. drblakjak55

    drblakjak55 Active Member

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    Agree with above. Evil incarnate to goatfish-killed him, dottybacks-terrified to death. Only other wrasse was a good size Coris who fought initially than ok. He died after developing a large orange tumor on his side. I called it an orangeoma. Anyone else seen such a growth?
     
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  6. PeterG

    PeterG Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I added a Sixline wrasse to my 90 gal and then a larger Christmas wrasse about a month later. No issues with aggression. He did his thing and I never saw him bothering anyone.
    Unfortunately I had some sort of infestation and the Sixline died in QT. Christmas wrasse doing fine, still in QT until 3/10 when DT fallow period ends.
    Will probably add another Sixline as it was one of my favorites.
     
  7. atoll

    atoll Valuable Member

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    Or simply because you have 2
     
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