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Not usually. If you do decide to dip your wrasse use a container with a dark bottom it’s easier to see flukes against a dark background.
If this has been over a week...wouldn’t he be dead by now or I’d be able to see other signs?

if he truly wasn’t eating how long will he last?
 

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What type of wrasse is the first picture
 

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If this has been over a week...wouldn’t he be dead by now or I’d be able to see other signs?

if he truly wasn’t eating how long will he last?
If he hasn’t eaten in over a week I would expect him to be pretty lethargic and hiding a lot. If that’s not the case, then he’s probably eating a little. You could try live brine shrimp or LRS reef or fish frenzy to entice him into eating again.
 
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If he hasn’t eaten in over a week I would expect him to be pretty lethargic and hiding a lot. If that’s not the case, then he’s probably eating a little. You could try live brine shrimp or LRS reef or fish frenzy to entice him into eating again.
Yeah when I feed he swims around like a nut case but I don’t see him eating the mysis.
 

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What other wrasse can I keep with my Melanarus?
was at the LFS the other day and my 5 year old wanted a banana wrasse or another one that was called a blue head wrasse I think? I googled them and it sounded like they didn’t play well with others. Thanks!
 

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What other wrasse can I keep with my Melanarus?
was at the LFS the other day and my 5 year old wanted a banana wrasse or another one that was called a blue head wrasse I think? I googled them and it sounded like they didn’t play well with others. Thanks!
Halichoeres chrysus is bright yellow and is a good option. I recommend using an acclimation box when introducing new wrasses to established ones.
 
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If you folks could give me your input, I would love to hear it! I am looking for a list of wrasses that satisfy these criteria: must be hardy/disease resistant, not expensive (ideally under $80), great personality/interesting. Beauty and not too timid or terribly aggressive are a plus.


For example I love the six line (when I get lucky and don’t get a terror) and I think a Melanarus will be next.

My best bet would probably be in the Halichoeres genus I’m guessing.

Any personal favorites that satisfy those requirements? Can you make a list of a few that could be compatible together??Thanks!
 

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If you folks could give me your input, I would love to hear it! I am looking for a list of wrasses that satisfy these criteria: must be hardy/disease resistant, not expensive (ideally under $80), great personality/interesting. Beauty and not too timid or terribly aggressive are a plus.


For example I love the six line (when I get lucky and don’t get a terror) and I think a Melanarus will be next.

My best bet would probably be in the Halichoeres genus I’m guessing.

Any personal favorites that satisfy those requirements? Can you make a list of a few that could be compatible together??Thanks!
Oh and these are for a 100 gal FOWLR
 

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If you folks could give me your input, I would love to hear it! I am looking for a list of wrasses that satisfy these criteria: must be hardy/disease resistant, not expensive (ideally under $80), great personality/interesting. Beauty and not too timid or terribly aggressive are a plus.


For example I love the six line (when I get lucky and don’t get a terror) and I think a Melanarus will be next.

My best bet would probably be in the Halichoeres genus I’m guessing.

Any personal favorites that satisfy those requirements? Can you make a list of a few that could be compatible together??Thanks!
What do you have right now?
 

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If you folks could give me your input, I would love to hear it! I am looking for a list of wrasses that satisfy these criteria: must be hardy/disease resistant, not expensive (ideally under $80), great personality/interesting. Beauty and not too timid or terribly aggressive are a plus.


For example I love the six line (when I get lucky and don’t get a terror) and I think a Melanarus will be next.

My best bet would probably be in the Halichoeres genus I’m guessing.

Any personal favorites that satisfy those requirements? Can you make a list of a few that could be compatible together??Thanks!
These wrasses would meet your criteria. However, if you have a Sixline in your tank, all bets are off.
BlackLeopardWrasse2021012102.jpg
ChinaWrasse2020121704Male.jpg
ExquisiteFairyWrasse2019062401.jpg
IsoscelesFairy2020102602.jpg
LubbockFairyA2019052301.jpg
McCoskeri2018051501.jpg
McCoskeri2018051801resized.jpg
MelanurusWrasse2020080403.jpg
MeleagrisLeopard2020090504Male.jpg
RadiantWrasse2020121001.jpg
SolonFairy2019061602a.jpg
YellowfinFlasher2018071602.jpg
 
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These wrasses would meet your criteria. However, if you have a Sixline in your tank, all bets are off.
BlackLeopardWrasse2021012102.jpg
ChinaWrasse2020121704Male.jpg
ExquisiteFairyWrasse2019062401.jpg
IsoscelesFairy2020102602.jpg
LubbockFairyA2019052301.jpg
McCoskeri2018051501.jpg
McCoskeri2018051801resized.jpg
MelanurusWrasse2020080403.jpg
MeleagrisLeopard2020090504Male.jpg
RadiantWrasse2020121001.jpg
SolonFairy2019061602a.jpg
YellowfinFlasher2018071602.jpg
Thanks Orion, for the suggestions via photo now I need to go figure out which species these are!
To answer the other question- the tank is almost done cycling now, so no fish yet. But soon I’ll have a melanarus and six line hopefully.
Wrasses are my favorite fish, especially the halichoeres genus, so I’m just trying to make a list of compatible favorites that are affordable and hardy primarily.
 

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Black Leopard Male
China Wrasse (as in porcelain)
Exquisite Fairy
Pintail Fairy
Lubbock Fairy
McCosker Flasher
McCosker Flasher
Vrolik wrasse
Meleagris Leopard male
Radiant wrasse
Solon fairy
Yellowfin Flasher

I would very strongly suggest, from personal experiences, that you don't add the Sixline. If you do it will severely limited your ability to add other wrasses and fish.
 
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