The Wrasse Lover's Thread!

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  1. eatbreakfast

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

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    Female Anampses melanurus.
     

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    Thanks, helps alot when researching more info. I read max 12cm , 5". Is that accurate to your knowledge.
     
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    Thanks - first wrasse! Wasn't too stressed, but wanted to be informed!
     
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    Yes, that is correct.
     
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    Happy to report that Mr. Mel made his appearance this morning and was eating pellets and mysis!
     
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    Which species of Halichoeres wrasse, if any, might be suitable in a 40 breeder with open aquascape?

    There will be a yellowhead jawfish tankmate if it matters.
     
  7. 2una

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    Had mine for almost 3 years & she's not grown much in that time - probably still 3.5" be lucky if she's got 0.5" bigger - amazing gentle personality the Anampses.

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    Leucurus, biocellatus, leucoxanthus, chrysus, are a few that may work.
     
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    Hey guys my wrasse looks a little beat up. What do you guys recommend? What concerns me the most is the spot on the right side of the midsection. Her mouth also looks worse.
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  10. Radman73

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    Is the spot reddish in color? Looks similar to a bacteria infection that my orange back had. I served a combo of kanaplex, metroplex, focus, silicon, and garlic all mixed in with the food(mix of frozen and pellets). Might want to post this over in the fish treatment forum too.
     
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    It looks orange and kinda like it’s missing a scale or two. I’m wondering if it was my female clown. She had eggs that hatched a few days ago, usually the wrasse chases her back to the anemone but now it looks like the clown is dominating.
     
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    Looks like it’s more than one spot. I’ll be posting where you mentioned also.
     
  14. Husker

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    Here is a picture of my new, tiny, M. meleagris. She was chased around a little bit by my H. chrysus, but now they are all getting along fine. She was eating well at the fish store and is now a voracious picker at the rocks/sand in my tank.
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  15. Abhishek

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    I hope you have sand for him to burrow. I always found qting species like macropharyngodon, halichoeres and anampses raised my ability to keep them successfully alive for long time as they had time to get used to my food before being competed in display tanks with other wrasses. Plus it took care of intestinal parasites these wrasses are prone to .

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    There is sand. I should have mentioned it, because the picture is misleading. I just have quite a bit of flow so the sand is piled up on one end. I have watched him get some food during feedings, but you are right they are a little more tentative than some of my other fish. Fortunately I have a 55 gallon refugium and a big tub of rock rubble in my sump, so there is a ton of microfauna for him to graze on around the tank. I am kind of considering the 2 per day feedings to be supplemental to the microfauna at this point (as if it were a mandarin).

    I do know they are worm prone. The shop I got him from treats put it through a round of prazi treatment and get them established with feeding. I have had so much better luck with fish from our local stores that I have watched and they have medicated, I am reluctant to buy any directly online again. I hope this one does well, because they are certainly very cool fish.
     
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    Awesome Husker !!! Yes, I would definitely feed it more than twice a day. I feed my macropharyngodon, halichoeres and anampses apart from all the grazing they do . Its amazing to see fat sand burrowing wrasses lol !!!

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    Thanks for the advice. With all the algae/seagrass sucking out the nutrients, I almost can't overfeed. I'll try to get in some more feedings to see if I can get it nice and fat.
     
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    Hopefully you got all acros affected with AEFW out of the system . If not, the leopards will enjoy a meal :)
    Although am not sure if macropharyngodons enjoy eating flatworms . Am sure Halichoeres does a lot !!!

    Side Note - They generally LOVE LRS reef and fish frenzy and blackworms if you can source clean ones.

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    Somebody local is going to buy off all of my AEFW Acros and try to save them. In the mean time, I'll let my Halichoeres and Macropharyngodon clean up the few that are clinging around as I go Acro-fallow for the next few months. I'm definitely not letting anything skip the Bayer dip next time around...
     
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