The Wrasse Lover's Thread!

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

  1. mrtian97

    mrtian97 Well-Known Member

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    Jealous, I always wanted wrasse such as McCosker or Carpenters, but my tank has no cover and I have 2 established Yellow Tail damsels that may bully the wrasse. No way to remove them without removing all my Rocks, etc.
     

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    bsagea Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award

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    Going on 9 months now I am thrilled to say!!!
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  3. HairyGary

    HairyGary Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    So settling aside the pocketbook hit if you had your choice between Pintail or Johnsonni which would it be. Which one has the better temperament?
     
  4. Greenstreet.1

    Greenstreet.1 Valuable Member

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    Pintail is one of my top 10 fav wrasse and so is the johnsonni so would have to say both. With that said if the price was right I would get the johnsonni first as it’s harder to get (for me at least).
     
  5. 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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    I am a fan of the lanceolate tail over the lunate tail, so even if cost was equal it would still be isosceles.
     
  6. HairyGary

    HairyGary Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Diamond tail over the Lyle tail huh. I like both and that is my issue.
     
  7. ChiCity

    ChiCity Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    pintails can be ornery, not all, but the ones that are can be rambunctious...
    i’d snag a johnson’s over an isosceles.
    but the price gap between the two is outrageous, so...
     
  8. jimmyzhou

    jimmyzhou Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG][​IMG]lineatus in! Flame are bad boys jump every day lolz. Flow box hunting all the time
     
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    saltyhog Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2018

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    I'm surprised to hear that. I've only had two but they have been the most demure wrasses I've kept.
     
  10. mrtian97

    mrtian97 Well-Known Member

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    Which type of wrasse that is the least jumper?
     
  11. ChiCity

    ChiCity Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Probably the cryptic ones like wetmorellas

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  12. 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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    I've even seen Wetmorellas jump.

    The only wrasses that don't jump are either dead, fake, or imaginary.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Got one of my all time fav wrasse in QT. One happy reefer here
     
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    HairyGary Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    What is it?
     
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    Diamondtail flasher P. Antennuatus don’t know if it makes any difference but it came from Kenya.
     
  16. HairyGary

    HairyGary Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    you snag it on DD? Looks more red and yellow in your photo
     
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    No I did not get it from DD. It has the colors as this one that I found on the net. Did not see it flash yet so time will tell hoping that all goes well with qt I already lost 1 bluestar 2 leopard 1 yellow tail tamarin.

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    HairyGary Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    That sucks! Sorry to hear that. Yeah I had a red tail tamarin ready to pick up from my LFS and was eating great. Someone left the lid open Saturday night after feeding time and when I went to pick her up on sunday we found her on the floor. So bummed.
     
  19. 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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    Nice find. Where did you get it?
     
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    It’s not a good feeling at all. I don’t know what it is with me and the bluestar this will be the third one I’ve lost there’s one more in the qt he found the sand so he’s in there I’m hoping he’s all good. I have them in GC now and feeding F+M but he’s in the sand so not eating at least when I’m feeding. Oh almost forget about her I have a tiny bluespotted also she found the sand the first night in the tank.
     
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