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Haha awesome. I have motivation finishing the new tank for the choats!
Yesss!! We must take the plunge together! We can give each other tips :cool:
 
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I want to pick your wrassin brain. Mele male has to come out of the 180. Not stoked about it, but it's just destructive now.

I'll have a pretty clean slate then to build from.
Sorry to hear that your Mel has become destructive :(

LOL pick away!
 

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Sorry to hear that your Mel has become destructive :(

LOL pick away!
Is there a pecking order that should be followed when essentially introducing wrasses into a tank without them? In other words, Should I be looking at the more docile ones first and moving up, or doesn't matter?
 
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Is there a pecking order that should be followed when essentially introducing wrasses into a tank without them? In other words, Should I be looking at the more docile ones first and moving up, or doesn't matter?
Yes, docile ones should go in first so they can become established before the bigger personalities go in.
 

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Yes, docile ones should go in first so they can become established before the bigger personalities go in.
Fishers before leopards?

I'd love to have a trio of flashers, a leopard or two, then one BEAUTIFUL statement piece, larger bodied, super colorful wrasse in my 180.

Got anything off the top of your head that fits the bill?
 
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Fishers before leopards?

I'd love to have a trio of flashers, a leopard or two, then one BEAUTIFUL statement piece, larger bodied, super colorful wrasse in my 180.

Got anything off the top of your head that fits the bill?
Flashers and leopards generally ignore each other so their order isn't too important. I would advise against doing a trio of flashers, unless you mean 3 different species of flasher. Cirrhilabrus Lineatus is a larger wrasse that's super colorful and would mix well with the other wrasses you're interested in.
 

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Flashers and leopards generally ignore each other so their order isn't too important. I would advise against doing a trio of flashers, unless you mean 3 different species of flasher. Cirrhilabrus Lineatus is a larger wrasse that's super colorful and would mix well with the other wrasses you're interested in.
I was meaning 3 different male flashers of different species. I have a beautiful male Carpenters, still searching for a nice line spot male, and unsure about the third.

Any reason to think C Lineatus wouldn't pair well with a tank o tangs?
 
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I was meaning 3 different male flashers of different species. I have a beautiful male Carpenters, still searching for a nice line spot male, and unsure about the third.

Any reason to think C Lineatus wouldn't pair well with a tank o tangs?
Because of their size Lineatus usually do well with tangs.
 

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I was meaning 3 different male flashers of different species. I have a beautiful male Carpenters, still searching for a nice line spot male, and unsure about the third.

Any reason to think C Lineatus wouldn't pair well with a tank o tangs?

Myself wrasse and tangs have never been a problem. If a wrasse goes in a tang home the tang will scoot them away or the wrasse ignores them and tang lets it go.
Lineatus would be one I wouldn’t worry about with tangs in a 180
 

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Myself wrasse and tangs have never been a problem. If a wrasse goes in a tang home the tang will scoot them away or the wrasse ignores them and tang lets it go.
Lineatus would be one I wouldn’t worry about with tangs in a 180
Great news all around. Nobody minds the melenarus, but it's also got tenure. The gang is well balanced and well behaved. Wouldn't want to throw that off unnecessarily.
 
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I managed to snap a pic of my Johnson’s flashing tonight. I tried to capture his electric purple highlights when he flashes, but my camera doesn’t pick up the purple very well.
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