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And they would look good in your tank.

For sure ;Joyful and yours! ...just too much for a flasher and I've already got an eight line. With 6 fairies already I'm gettin' picky. I think an earlei is the only one I would like to add right now....gotta save my pennies.
 
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For sure ;Joyful and yours! ...just too much for a flasher and I've already got an eight line. With 6 fairies already I'm gettin' picky. I think an earlei is the only one I would like to add right now....gotta save my pennies.
Agree on price! Earlei is next on my list but may need bigger tank! Ug
 

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First time posting here. Got a beautiful new fish today! Blue Star Leopard wrasse juvenile about two inches long, very fat and healthy looking with great colour. Watched it greedily eat frozen mysis shrimp today in store so hopefully I’ll have success. Also have a small Lime wrasse and a Solar Fairy wrasse :)

Could not get a pic because as soon as it went into the tank I bet you guys know what it did lol
 

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Are Blue star leopard wrasse particularly prone to parasites (ice, flukes...). I bought a bonded pair and they have been in my Quarantine tank for observation for about two weeks. I see no scratching, flashing, or other abnormal behaviour. Both are eating well and readily come out as soon as I am in the room so I am not thinking about medicating the tank, even though I usually treat prophilacticaly with Prazi and Copper all my fish. However, I have not had a lot of luck with wrasses and copper in the past so would not want to kill this Wonderfull pair. Any advice?
 

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Are Blue star leopard wrasse particularly prone to parasites (ice, flukes...). I bought a bonded pair and they have been in my Quarantine tank for observation for about two weeks. I see no scratching, flashing, or other abnormal behaviour. Both are eating well and readily come out as soon as I am in the room so I am not thinking about medicating the tank, even though I usually treat prophilacticaly with Prazi and Copper all my fish. However, I have not had a lot of luck with wrasses and copper in the past so would not want to kill this Wonderfull pair. Any advice?
I’ve read they don’t like copper. I’ll keep an eye out for signs of flukes/parasites on mine.
 

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Are Blue star leopard wrasse particularly prone to parasites (ice, flukes...). I bought a bonded pair and they have been in my Quarantine tank for observation for about two weeks. I see no scratching, flashing, or other abnormal behaviour. Both are eating well and readily come out as soon as I am in the room so I am not thinking about medicating the tank, even though I usually treat prophilacticaly with Prazi and Copper all my fish. However, I have not had a lot of luck with wrasses and copper in the past so would not want to kill this Wonderfull pair. Any advice?
Put them in your tank and enjoy!
 

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So my new leopard wrasse woke up this morning in his new tank and immediately scoffed down a bunch of garlic soaked mysis. Beautiful fish, not even remotely shy or aggressive and the new fish seem to have accepted it no problems. Still a long way to go (years) before I would claim success but so far so good. And now for the worst pics ever taken ever lol
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On 7-20-18 I received a shipment from Live Aquaria that consisted of a Melanurus Wrasse.
When I placed the order it was suppose to be a male. Of course they sent me a female. She is a great fish that is doing quite well to this day. Tons of personality. I’ve done a lot of reading on the likelihood of her changing into a male at some point in time. Everything I’ve read says she will more than likely change at some point, and her colors and patterns will change when that time comes. So far as I can tell there’s been no change at all since I purchased her. Still has the spot on her dorsal also. Does anyone have experience with this particular Wrasse changing from female to male?
If so, how long did it take. Months? Years? Never?
I’m just curious if it will ever happen. If anyone has any opinions or insight that would be great!
 

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On 7-20-18 I received a shipment from Live Aquaria that consisted of a Melanurus Wrasse.
When I placed the order it was suppose to be a male. Of course they sent me a female. She is a great fish that is doing quite well to this day. Tons of personality. I’ve done a lot of reading on the likelihood of her changing into a male at some point in time. Everything I’ve read says she will more than likely change at some point, and her colors and patterns will change when that time comes. So far as I can tell there’s been no change at all since I purchased her. Still has the spot on her dorsal also. Does anyone have experience with this particular Wrasse changing from female to male?
If so, how long did it take. Months? Years? Never?
I’m just curious if it will ever happen. If anyone has any opinions or insight that would be great!
i don't have h. melanarus, but i do have h. chrysus and h. biocellatus. i've had them for a little less than a year. got both as young females and both have grown a lot and my biocellatus recently turned male. chrysus hasn't yet, but i'm sure it's coming. to give you a general idea

wrasses almost always transition to male, that's why it's a bad idea to try pairing wrasses

i just briefly browsed evolved's articles on wrasses and didn't see this, so it may not be accurate, but perhaps keeping more than 1 wrasse will hasten the transition?
 

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New to the forum and getting back in the hobby after almost two decades.

I have fell in love with wrasses, specifically leopard wrasses.

I currently have 3 regular leopards, 2 black leopards, 2 potter leopards, and 1 female blue star.

Here's a picture of my larger potters. My kids have named her Sunset. Will try to snap some more pictures tomorrow.
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i don't have h. melanarus, but i do have h. chrysus and h. biocellatus. i've had them for a little less than a year. got both as young females and both have grown a lot and my biocellatus recently turned male. chrysus hasn't yet, but i'm sure it's coming. to give you a general idea

wrasses almost always transition to male, that's why it's a bad idea to try pairing wrasses

i just briefly browsed evolved's articles on wrasses and didn't see this, so it may not be accurate, but perhaps keeping more than 1 wrasse will hasten the transition?
This is all could find on the forum. Evolved responded to this back in 2017. She’s the only Wrasse I have. I knew better than to get two. Especially if they’ll both likely turn into males.
That would be a bad situation. Thanks for the reply.
 

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This is all could find on the forum. Evolved responded to this back in 2017. She’s the only Wrasse I have. I knew better than to get two. Especially if they’ll both likely turn into males.
That would be a bad situation. Thanks for the reply.
what size is your tank? i'd get another halichoeres if i were you, they're awesome fish.

melanarus seems likely to eat shrimp and snails and what not, but my two seem very invert safe so far. i just added a tiny peppermint shrimp the other day and they haven't bothered it at all.
 
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