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How long have you had your Diamond Tail Flasher. He is really beautiful. You said you had him when he was a juvenile. I wonder how long it take for him to reach about 4 inches.
I also feed my fish multiple times a day with auto feeder in addition to feeding in AM and PM manually.
Nevrmind. I saw that you had him for about 1 year
 
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Several weeks ago, I ordered a Blue Throat Fairy and got a Red Fin Fairy instead. I was disappointed but just have to make do. Not as beautiful, but OK. He is somewhat mellow. I released him to my DT together with my Diamond Tail Flashers. I got a few picture of him this AM.
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Has anyone have one of these? Golden Rhomboidalis Wrasse, what other info can you provide? Have Blue Star leopard and Yellow Cloris, Flameback Angel, Captive breed Mandrain (2 years next month) My LFS got one in and mystery wrasse in.. debating on which one to add, have IM 40 tank right now hope (IM 112) upgrade in future.
 

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Got several in my 140.

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Beautiful Hemi and Flame! Trying not to be too jealous of the Hemi. How long have you had him.....I'm struggling to justify the expense given the short life expectancy of flashers. Just have a Carpenters, attenuatus and eightline flasher for now.


Has anyone have one of these? Golden Rhomboidalis Wrasse, what other info can you provide? Have Blue Star leopard and Yellow Cloris, Flameback Angel, Captive breed Mandrain (2 years next month) My LFS got one in and mystery wrasse in.. debating on which one to add, have IM 40 tank right now hope (IM 112) upgrade in future.
Rhomboids are in the same complex as lineatus and pink margin fairies. The one I kept in the past was much more demure than those two. If you have a large tank and decide to try more than one of those three I would definitely add the rhomboid first.
 
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Short Flash of a brilliant fish
That is too bad. I hope mine will last longer, but mine also was only less than an inch when I got her.
How bid did your DT reach in term of lenght?
 
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So i have a colonial hydroid issue and dosed 2 mg/gal of thomas labs fishbendazole to my DT, there is a long thread about this working and it did kill ~70% of my hydroids with out any coral issue minus one STN on SPS. I did remove all of my snails (trocus and turbos)


Whats interesting is i have praziquantel my DT a few times usually once a year, and i have a Cirrhilabrus cf cyanopleura Rubyhead that has always hid under my rocks, almost to the point i though he was getting picked on not parasites since he has seen a few praziquantel treatments followed by a second one a week later. He is a large terminal male (bigger than my lineatus) and i have had him 5 years +. Well day two after the fishbendazole treatment he was full of life! Now a week later i plan on doing my second treatment to kill any hatches parasites and kill off the rest of my hydroids and the wrasse is doing amazing, no hiding and out a bunch.

I found this an interesting observation and wonder if in the future we can use this for praziquantel resistant wrasse parasites).
 

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Has anyone have one of these? Golden Rhomboidalis Wrasse, what other info can you provide? Have Blue Star leopard and Yellow Cloris, Flameback Angel, Captive breed Mandrain (2 years next month) My LFS got one in and mystery wrasse in.. debating on which one to add, have IM 40 tank right now hope (IM 112) upgrade in future.
My understanding is a mystery wrasse in a small tank with other wrasses may end with the mystery killing them. They are not peaceful towards other wrasse.
 

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Not sure if this helps anyone but I am listing my wrasses from dominant to passive
Diamond Tail flashes mostly in the night
Flame started flashing last night. He was flashing on the left of the tank while diamond was on the right. It caught the DT by surprise when they met in the middle
Eight Line he knows when to hit the rocks when the other two start to raise heck
Black Leopards do not bother anyone and rarely get chased by DT
Yellowfin was king over the pintail until the others where added. Now he gets chased.
Pintail just wants to be left alone. If I could catch him I would put him back in my office tank.
When I picked my wrasses I got them because they listed as friendly, I guess like other things in this hobby, nothing is guaranteed?
 

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In my tank, the Rubyhead fairly is king. Everybody else is all in a pack but the immersing dominant wrasse is the Redfin, and likely the Diamond Tail. The Diamond tail male is tiny compare to other wrasses but he is already flashing at the other wrasses until they go after him, then he just dart away. When he get some size, I am sure he will hold his ground.
This happen with my Redfin. Initially being on the smaller side an brand new, he yield for the first 24 hr. The next day he would not. Some slight fight were resulted, his fine were torn. All healed and he is now the second boss of the tank. He is flashing all late afternoon, and courting the female Redfin, and chasing other wrasses.
 
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