The Wrasse Lover's Thread!

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  1. tweeter

    tweeter Well-Known Member

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    I have a 125 tank, and currently have a Macropharyngodon ornatus in there, would it be ok to ad a Halichoeres claudia and a Halichoeres chrysotaenia?
     

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    david p. Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    thinking about adding a pair of Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus Vanuatu to my pair of Pintail fairy wrasse, should i expect any issues ?
    also awaiting for a rhonboid wrasse.
     
  3. Maritimer

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    I wouldn't expect problems with these three - but use a social acclimation box!

    I do foresee an issue here - not with the bathyphilus or the rhomboid, but between the two pintails. Your female will likely eventually turn male, and then ... it's on.

    ~Bruce, who currently has a bathyphilus and a pintail in QT, with no issues ... so far
     
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    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2018

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    H. claudia is a much underappreciated wrasse! Worst trade I ever made. :(
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    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Agree with Bruce completely on this.
    The Vanuatu hooded fairy wrasse is now C. efatensis. But don't get prs of wrasses. They aren't pr forming, and females usually transition to male and male conspsecifics are intolerant of each other in all but the largest tanks.
     
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    tweeter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Y'all! Ok, one more question. I'm thinking H. chrysus or H. lecoxanthus instead of Vroliks. Since I have only seen pics of these fish, which do y'all think is prettier/more peaceful?
     
  7. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Both are equally peaceful. I personally find chrysus to be prettier.
     
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    tweeter Well-Known Member

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    . Thanks
     
  9. DracoKat

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    Question on the rosy-scale wrasse, Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis.

    Male vs Female, do they look similar? I am not finding many comparison photos.
     
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    Females are all one color and don't have the outlines on the scales.
     
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    thank you, then I think I have two males. i need to rehome one
     
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    JAWS 32 Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Hi, I was wondering if I could add a Greyhead wrasse to my 125 gallon tank. My current wrasses are : an ornate leopard, a juvenile blue star leopard, a regular leopard, a smalltail pencil, a juvenile yellowbreasted tamarin, a melanarus and dusky wrasse. Thx!
     
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    Anybody have any info on these guys? [​IMG]
     
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    Any idea why this rosy is sitting like this? He was swimming around all night and this morning. Came home to him hiding in an odd position.

    He didn’t eat. First time I offered food since I brought him home yesterday

    He did circle a bit in the pipe before resuming position

    I feel like he thinks it’s bedtime, not sure. Pic with flash

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    Ocelaris Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    Is he/she having trouble maintaining balance or is it just hiding? When I have a single fish, they're more scared than when I have a bunch. Could just be scared.
     
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    He may indeed think it's bedtime - he's come from halfway 'round the world, and may have a touch of jetlag.

    I wouldn't panic until after you've seen how he is tomorrow.

    ~Bruce
     
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    Thanks all- he’s swimming now. I thought it may be the time difference- it will take tome
     
  18. justinm

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    Anyone know much about the Ogasawara wrasse? How much do they go for?

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  19. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    It should be fine, though the melanurus and dusky may be aggressive toward him. Utilize a social acclimation box to introduce.
    Standard behavior and care for other tuskfish. Semi aggressive as they get bigger, generally hardy, will be predatory toward small fish and inverts.
    Give him time. It's a new fish behaving nervously.
    Unavailable to the hobby. Only a handful of photos exist. They are in the lanceolatus complex, so should behave comparably.
     
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  20. justinm

    justinm Active Member

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    I think my LFS has one, if not, it is strikingly similar. Not sure if this is a female.

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