Six line Wrasse with clowns? Bad idea?

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  1. don_chuwish

    don_chuwish Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

    Mar 21, 2012
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    Southern Oregon
    Yeah we had a six line for years that was great - fun to look at, interesting personality, and hardy. But as it got older it got meaner. From what I've read it's just a matter of time with them.
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  2. rockstarta78

    rockstarta78 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2015
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    Gorgeous little fish, but I hate them. Six line should be added last if you really want to keep a six line. These are mean little ...... fish. And it's not easy to catch them either. If the clowns establish themselves first, I think you could get away with adding a six line.
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  3. themcfreak

    themcfreak A Surfing Starfish R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2019

    Aug 26, 2017
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    Austin, TX
    I have 1 of each of these fish in my current 42 gallon build. (Upgrading to 85 soon, build thread: click here)

    Fire clown fish.
    6 line wrasse
    Royal gramma
    Lantern basslet
    Yellow Watchman Goby

    The Royal is pretty shy, but over time it comes out more and more and more.
    The Fire Clown is definitely seemingly the meanest, but I learned it was my misconception. It def comes and bites my hand all the time if its in the tank, but after putting the Watchman in, I learned that the Fire Clown is very protective of other fish. It chased the 6 six line away every time it came anywhere close. Then did the same to the basslet, and kept the 6 line away from it too. The watchman I was worried about, but it paired with a pistol shrimp and hides under the rock with it. But I love the combination I have now, they all mesh well together.
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