The Wrasse Lover's Thread!

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

  1. Abhishek

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    @eatbreakfast - isn't johnsoni and isosceles part of the same complex - Johnsoni ? Thought C. Isosceles was previously known as C. Lanceolatus which was part of Johnsoni complex .. If so, I would guess tough to keep them together.

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  2. Mike S

    Mike S Active Member NJRC Member

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    I had a male C. isoscoles and johnsoni together in my tank (315 gallons) for about a year together without any issues. I did catch the johnsoni chasing my much larger lineatus the other day.
     
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    If it does get worse what do I do?
    Also what do you think it is?
     
  4. tom reilly

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    Had mine for about 6 months. Gets along fine with other fish. Leave a bunch of smaller rocks around. He has to flip each rock over at least three times a day.
     
  5. saltyhog

    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018

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    Yep that's the reason for my question Abhishek. I'm thinking if I can only have one of the two, C. isoscoles is beautiful and afordable. I have only seen pictures of C. johnsoni it may be even more beautiful in person.
     
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  6. HairyGary

    HairyGary Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    dang!
     
  7. HairyGary

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    My LFS has a 200 Wrasse dominant tank with three C. Johnsoni and a C. brunneus. They are in the same sub family. They all get along. I have C. Brunneus and plan to add a C. Johnsoni based on the same.
     
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  8. dwwataz

    dwwataz nuttier than a squirrel turd R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Nothing is wrong with your wrasse. The white is a marking on the African(Kenyan) variant of the exquisite wrasse. Mine has a similar shaped white spot on his face. Beautiful wrasse you've got
     
  9. 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 part of the same complex. In larger systems with other fairy wrasses they can coexist. In under 6' systems or with fewer fairies chasing can be pretty bad.
    Younger exquisitus wrasses have it and it goes away as it matures, however sometimes they can damage their snout through darting quickly into something, and if that was the case and it got worse, then it would indicate an infection.
     
  10. Jaag

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    Thank you very much. It has now gone away. I appreciate the help and love the knowledge I gain from you guys
     
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  11. dwwataz

    dwwataz nuttier than a squirrel turd R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Do all exquisite wrasses have it when they are young? I noticed the white on my African exquisite upon arrival, also panicked, and went online to see if it was some sort of wound/infection. I'd only seen the marking on pictures of the Africans and came to my conclusion. I'm not at all challenging your opinion, I just don't want to spread false information.
     
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    Here's one a friend has in QT, that came in from Sri Lanka with the same marking.[​IMG]
     
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  13. eatbreakfast

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    The white spot is on Indian Ocean species(the ones with the prominant pink markings on the body). If you search through images of exquisites you will see plenty of pics from Indian Ocean without them, but these are all fully developed males. Also, if you see images of females the white is more prominant.

    That being said, the fact that it was there yesterday and gone today speaks to a minor injury.
     
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    Hi guys. How do pronounce Lineatus?
     
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    Lin-EE-atuss

    :D
     
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    Thank you
     
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    ChiCity Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    no worries
     
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    A few pics
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    This had me crying
     
  20. Bingo

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    My wrasse collection.


    Fish List

    Achilles Tang
    Gem Tang
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    Lineatus Wrasse
    Mystery Wrasse
    Sixline Wrasse
    Red Velvet Wrasse
    Gold Back Wrasse
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