The Wrasse Lover's Thread!

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  1. zoaking

    zoaking Active Member

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    I have a Melarnarus, leopard and a yellow tail tamarin. The tamarin is by far my favorite fish of the tank.
     

  2. Breakin Newz

    Breakin Newz WINNING! Photo of the Month Award

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    I'd put him back in, usually wrasse's do show aggression in the beginning.. Mine always terrorize the new guy for a few days but everything eventually simmers down, they are just establishing there "pecking order"...
     
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    Breakin Newz WINNING! Photo of the Month Award

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    Lets see them! Esp that Tamarin!
     
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    here,s hoping for the best...by far my favorite fish...now lets see those pics!
     
  5. Breakin Newz

    Breakin Newz WINNING! Photo of the Month Award

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    Here is a picture of my earmuff also! I'm going to add him to the first page also..
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    Just tried to see if I had a pic in my phone and I don't. He is really fast but I will take a pic tomorrow. I had to go through 3 before I got one to finally eat. He is a pig now and takes away food from the tangs even.
     
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  7. Rob.D

    Rob.D Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award ETRC Member

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    I have a Salon Fairy pair, Melanurus, Mystery, and just added a small female Hooded Fairy.
     
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  8. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Not necessarily; and if you get a mean one they can be quite nasty.

    That's actually Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura; that color variant is known as the "Ruby Head".

    Some chasing is normal, and it sounds like did the right type of introduction. However, despite our best efforts, sometimes you'll end up with a particular specimen that simply won't tolerate others.
     
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    well the rubynhead can't stay inside the overflow so 1st task for today is getting him out
     
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    gonna try the mirror trick once I get him back in
     
  11. Mike&Terry

    Mike&Terry Wrasses, Angels, & Tangs, Oh My! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Moderator Emeritus

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    Awesome thread! We LOVE our wrasses too. Great pics everyone and Brett, that pic of your male Earlei is fantastic!

    Here are some pics of a some of our wrasses:

    P. Angulatus
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    Terelabrus sp2
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    Female C. johnsoni
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    Male C. johnsoni
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    C. rhomboidalis
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    Male M. bipartitus
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    C. lineatus
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    Male M. kuiteri
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    Male Paracheilinus octotaenia
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    Breakin Newz WINNING! Photo of the Month Award

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    WOAH!! Amazing shots there man!!! ^^^
     
  13. Aquaph8

    Aquaph8 Love The Fish R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Moderator Emeritus

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    Thanks M&T, your collection is amazing. That Kuiteri looks a lot different than last time I saw it. I haven't taken any pics of mine yet, she's tiny though.
     
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    No excuse, NEEEEED to see pics :)
     
  15. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Possibly ma'am, depending on who was posting. ;)

    Yeah, definitely heading to male now. Did you nab that one from Kevin a few weeks ago Brett? A little mad at myself for not picking her up.
     
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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Alright, just so I'm not some creeper posting here:


    Male C. nahackyi
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    C. lunatus
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    C. lineatus
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    P. bellae
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    C. johnsoni, male
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    In full flash mode. Happens every night. This guy has become my favorite for now.
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    Still in flash mode, alongside C. earlei now:
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    earlei and lineatus:
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    P. octotaenia, couldn't get a great one of him:
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    C. rhomboidalis:
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    H. melanurus:
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    H. timorensis, male:
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    And the corresponding H. timorensis, female. These pair are a lot of fun, they take turns chasing each other in courting circles throughout the day:
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    And they're a great example of sexual dichromatism most genera of labroids have.
     
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  17. Breakin Newz

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    @evolved Finally! All those wrasse's look GREAT!
     
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    Great looking wrasses everyone.

    Here a few of mine

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  19. Breakin Newz

    Breakin Newz WINNING! Photo of the Month Award

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    @ahvrivera I absolutely love your pair of potters wrasse's, they look great!!!! Thank you so much for sharing with R2R!
     
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    one of my favorites. Looking at these others pics. i think its time to add a few more :)
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