The Wrasse Lover's Thread!

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  1. Why-Me

    Why-Me Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Very beautiful what size system is this ?
     
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  4. Sense of nature

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    Hi everyone
    I'm hoping to get some sort of answer here.
    I have a tankful of wrasses, 3 meleagris, 2 bipartitus, 1 yellow coris 2 blue flashers ,& 2 McCoskers.
    All fish are long term residents,w some being 4 yrs old .My tank is a well established Sps dominant tank, so all my levels are great.
    I have 1 Meleagris that's transitioning to a male,just started to in the past week
    in the past 2 days I have lost 2 wrasses a potters & my Radiant :(
    Both fish were fine ,healthy & eating the night before,Lights come on in the am & found 1 dead ea day for the past 2 days
    Does anyone think this could be attributed to the transitioning Meleagris?
    I have not observed any aggression towards any fish from him/her.
    I've sat & watched for hours & nothing .
    My heart breaks as Both the deceased fish were among my Favorites.
    I would hate to lose any others obviously .
    Anyone else have similar experiences?
    Thanks
     
  5. Abhishek

    Abhishek Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

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    @Sense of nature - Am sure @eatbreakfast will chime in , but in my experience - wrasses like Macrophryngdon, Anampses and Halichoeres become quite territorial during transitioning phase . I myself experienced quite a territorial biparitus make towards other sand burrowing wrasses only a few weeks back.
    I was lucky not to have experienced any mortality .

    Out of curiosity , how big is the tank and how often do you feed ?

    Regards,
    Abhishek
     
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    Abhishek Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

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    On a side note - who picked up the Pseudojuloides kaleidos that was for sale a minute back in Diversden ? :mad::(:(
    I have been waiting for one to show up for ages .
    It went away before I could pay although I added it to cart !!

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    My new anchor tusk...[​IMG]
     
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    I know right?! I wanted it to lol. Beautiful terminal male
     
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  9. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Partner Member Showcase Editor Expert Contributor

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    @Abhishek is right. When they transition they're aggression can get amped up. It doesn't always happen, but it can. It really depends on the specimen.
     
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  10. Sense of nature

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    Thank you for replying
    Tank is a 220 reef, I feed to often lol, @ least 2-3 times a day, ( small amounts usually) everyone is fat & healthy.
    I just cant figure out why (if that is the case of aggression ) that it didn't/hasn't gone after my yellow coris, which id definitely another male?
    Great mysteries of SW keeping I guess?
    Hope someone else maybe has/had a similar experience, I would hate to worry/think there is something else that might be causing mystery deaths...
    I'm still heartbroken:(
    MY wife says to move on lol
     
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    Where do the color changes begin in a flame wrasse during transition to male? I have a female in QT that I got about a week ago and looking at her tonight I can almost swear there is some yellow in her belly and the throat area.
     
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    When I had my flame pair and the female started to change the first thing I noticed was that yellow was starting to show up.
     
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    I have a female wrasse that’s changing and she will not give my yellow flank a brake and they have been together for more than a year even qt’ed together. Wish I could catch her and give her a time out in the acc box but that’s a hard task she do not bother any of my other wrasse hope it calms down.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] please can you tell me if this Neon wrasse is male or female?
    Thanks, Di
     
  15. GBRsouth

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    Your photos aren't showing. You should try posting them again.
     
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  16. dwwataz

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

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    I have a question about the solar wrasses.

    I have a 180 coming next month and it's going to be a wrasse/anthias playground. If the solar wrasse was added second to last (before only a labouti) should I expect problems? I absolutely love the look of them. That said, if I'm better off avoiding one I will

    I don't know if it's worth noting, but I only have one male.. an exquisite. My lunate is a female and so is the flame and rhomboid wrasse that are coming next Tuesday. I intend on adding only females wherever possible
     
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  17. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Partner Member Showcase Editor Expert Contributor

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    There shouldn't be problems with a solorensis.
     
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    dwwataz nuttier than a squirrel turd R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Awesome! Thank you
     
  19. ljc293

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    Another wrasse lover here. I have a lineatus, femininus, flame, solarensis, and mystery among other fish in a 200 gallon display. I will say that the solarensis chases around the mystery wrasse but thats about it.
     
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  20. ngoodermuth

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    My current crew:

    Rhomboid
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    Female Jordani
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    H. Crysus
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    Tiny Black Leopard
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    M. Melaegris
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    Every wrasse I have was bought as a juvi/female. I feel like that gives me the longest life expectancy, plus watching the transition is neat The yellow and both leopards were all super tiny, maybe an inch. They’ve grown considerably.

    Love my wrasses!
     
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