The Wrasse Lover's Thread!

Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by Breakin Newz, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. linus.chan

    linus.chan Active Member

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    I wanted to share my tale of woe...so during the summer i got myself a red hooded fairy wrasse. (took 3 tries from LA, but finally got a healthy one). Had it QT for about 3 months before putting it in the DT. I got screened tops- DIYs installed before getting the wrasse in. Became my instant favorite fish. And for the last 3 months it has been doing stellar (there was a couple of days of stress when it had jumped into my corner overflow), but was very happy.

    I also picked up a pintail in mid-september, excited to start introducing multiple fairies together. Again long QT, again healthy fish doing well.

    Tonight i decided to put the pintail in the DT. I got an acclimation box from a fellow reefer, and set up the box in the tank this evening when most of my fish in the DT are asleep.

    when i went to get the pintail out from QT, while i while trying to net it, it jumped, but i managed to grab it off the floor, and it seemed no worse for wear.

    I then closed up the DT and thought everything was fine. I go back tonight to check and notice the acclimation box is tilted (not opened, just a little off kilter) so i go to readjust it). That is when i find my red hooded wrasse on top of my screen. It must have gotten there in between when i was setting up the acclimation box? i don't even know.Very upsetting.

    Anyway, i am still planning to get another one (*sigh) and then a lineatus, but i think i need to get a better screen option.
     

  2. Ento-Reefer

    Ento-Reefer Active Member R2R Supporter Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    I feel so bad for you. I had that happen with my choati and I was so mad at myself. I had removed my screen during a water change and did not notice he had jumped out during the few minutes the screen was off and I had walked away from the tank. These wrasse seem to defy all odds with their jumping abilities.
    I hope you are able to find another red hooded. I had one in my last tank and they are super nice.
     
  3. primo21

    primo21 Active Member

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    Question about a newly purchased xmas wrasse. is it normal for these guys to have an early bed-time? i usually can see him early before lights on before i go to work, but by the time i get home, which is in the middle of full lighting, he is back in bed. makes it difficult to feed as all of my other fish are bedded down not looking for food when i leave in the morning. just wondering if this is normal behavior or if he is still acclimating to the new tank, been in for about 2 weeks.
     
  4. Ento-Reefer

    Ento-Reefer Active Member R2R Supporter Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    This is normal. He needs to get used to your day/night schedule. Mine is up early also and first fish to go to sleep.
     
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    primo21 Active Member

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    he is missing out on all the good stuff to eat. ;)
     
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  6. Ento-Reefer

    Ento-Reefer Active Member R2R Supporter Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    I always drop a few pellets in the tank before I leave for work. My melanurus wrasse is so spoiled ..lol he will eat out of my hand.
     
  7. linus.chan

    linus.chan Active Member

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    I am having a hard time deciding between a lineatus or a rhomboid.

    Right now there aren't as far as i can see a lineatus female available anywhere (at LFS or online), while at least one online retailer has a rhomboid.

    They are both beautiful, but if people have any comments in terms of hardiness/peacefulness (i know lineatus on the chart is a bit more aggressive) or any other comments about them that would be useful please let me know.

    I seem to read more reports of rhomboids having swim bladder problems(?) And more people at least on this thread have lineatus rather than rhomboids.
     
  8. Chris8232

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    I recently picked up a wrasse from LFS maybe 4". When I asked about it they told me it's a pacific wrasse. Tamarin... Google search and I came up with Yellow tail Tamarin. I couldn't get a good shot of it. It looks alot like pic attached. White spots,yellow tail,and red looking upper body. What does this wrasse look like as a adult? Any info would be great. Thanks Screenshot_20171208-195320.png
     
  9. Maritimer

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    That's a yellowtail tamarin wrasse, Anampses meleagrides. Adult males are pretty cool looking too, different from the females; dusky overall with shades of red and pink scattered about and a green flick to each scale. Their tail isn't forked - but a black chevron outlined in electric blue lies at the tip of it, making it _look_ as though their tail is oxblood red with blue spots - and deeply forked.

    ~Bruce
     
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  10. Bastray

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    Quick question for you all, I made a stupid impulse buy and listened to my LFS and bought a juvenile red coris wrasse and am now finding out that they are a terror to have in the tank. Anyone have any luck with them in a reef or should I just try to pull him out and move on to another wrasse.
     
  11. 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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    There are 2 similar looking Anampses species that are spotted with yellow on the tail as juveniles/females. The OP posted a pic of a female A. melanurus, their spots are bigger, and while they have yellow on their tail, it has black after the yellow. Males look like this:
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    Then there is A. meleagrides, females have smaller spots and an all yellow tail, like this:
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    And as males look like this:
    151-3_pa281232_anampses_meleagrides_male.jpg

    They aren't too aggressive, they get big, eat inverts, and flip over rocks and coral.
     
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  12. Maritimer

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    Sometimes, it's the finer points . . . Good catch, TJ!

    ~Bruce
     
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  13. Chris8232

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    Great I have a another rock flipper! Seems to share some of the same traits as my red coris.
     
  14. linus.chan

    linus.chan Active Member

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    Anyone have any insights about rhomboids versus lineatus? Obviously would love both, but looks like won't be compatible in a 120g system. ANyone here with good experiences with healthy rhomboids? Healthy Lineatus?
     
  15. 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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    They are both great species. Rhomboidalis is smaller and a little more peaceful. Either would do well in a 120g.
     
  16. Abhishek

    Abhishek Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

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    @eatbreakfast @Maritimer - ant experience with Pseudojuliodes Cerasinus ? Think it's the easiest of Psedojuloides species .
    I have currently blue star leopards , red tail tamarins , Halichoeres Iridis and thinking of getting one cerasinus ?

    Regards,
    Abhishek
     
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  17. DeepBlueSomething

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    Picked up a melanurus yesterday and he went straight down and burrowed in the sand. When should I expect an appearance / get worried if he hasn't? Nada overnight.
     
  18. 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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    Pseudojuloides are comparable to leopards. Treat them the same and they will do well.

    Burying for a few days is not on unusual. They may even bury for a few weeks, but that isn't too common. Don't go digging around for it.
     
  19. Chris8232

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  20. Bug235

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    Here are my buddy’s

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