Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by Breakin Newz, Mar 27, 2013.
Looks like a female C. rubrisquamis.
The color and scales look completely different and the have it labeled as a C. cf. Lanceolatus
It's definitely not cf. lanceolatus. If you look at Lemon TYK's review of Cirrhilabrus on Reefbuilders, you will see better pics of female rubrisquamis. The female in the fishbase pic is actually a transitioning male. True females don't have their scales outlined.
I will check it out. I appreciate your input.
I'm getting my first wrasse today!!!!
Looks like a juvenile female c. shutmani Mine came in looking exactly like that and she's progressing into a very beautiful Magma
Well 99$ for a magma with a 20% coupon may not be a bad deal.
Hey guys, recently saw a black leopard wrasse at an LFS and it's a beautiful fish. Wondering if it would be okay with my existing leopard wrasse (not black)?
You can generally have multiple species of leopards - so long as there's only one male from all species combined.
Current leopard is female and so would the one being purchased. But I would expect one to transition.
Leopards don't transition as readily as other wrasses.
No worries, what I'm taking from this is I should be good to go then
Question for the Wrasse experts @evolved and @eatbreakfast.
My LFS received 3 Choats Leopard Wrasses today and I’ve been reading that these wrasses are very difficult to QT. I’ve managed to QT two female Potters Leopard Wrasses recently. Copper was cake for them but I had the hardest time getting them through General Cure (prazi).
How much more difficult are they to QT and is there any way to distinguish the males from the females.
FYI they would be going into a 90 gallon tank with a small yellow coris Wrasse and two potters wrasses. I also plan on getting a female blue star Leopard.
Choati are a little more challenging than potters to qt.
The orange spots begin to connect to form thin lines on males.
I've had my (2 but to rehome one) rosy scale wrasse for almost 2 weeks.
They are still hiding in the corners of the QT (or against the pipe I have in there) . Presently being treated for internal parasites. One would swim around briefly then go back to hiding. he would eat too. I believe this one is transitioning to male.
The other one, larger male, has barely moved from his spot. I haven't seen him eat.
Both look healthy physically otherwise. They don't pay any attention to each other, sometimes I'd find them hiding in the same corner together.
I've been feeding both frozen and live black worms and live brine shrimp. The smaller one likes the live worms. I'm not sure if the larger one picks at them when I am not around, he doesn't look skinny.
I know they're scared from being moved from their homes and travel across the world.. what's the average time for them to get comfortable?
The lights are low, it's not bright in the tank at all. it's mostly room light from the window.
What else can I do for them to make them more comfortable? I want to get them comfortable before I rehome one of them.
Provide more cover and hiding spaces and add more flow to the top 1/3 or 1/2 of the tank.
thanks, I'll give that a shot!
I have found that it's not unusual for wrasses to be pretty skittish while in qt but it does seem to vary. My crescent tail only really started to explore the tank after about 3.5 weeks and even then he would dart back into the pipes after any movement outside the tank. But within 2 days of being in the display he was out and about.
thanks for sharing your experience! All the other wrasses I have were all confident and out and about within few days. These two had me stumped, lol
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