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Hey everyone, I'd like to get all your thoughts on compatibility. It's hard to know for sure, but curious to hear opinions.

I wanted to add a yellow coris wrasses to my 120. Currently have a male ear muff, male yellow tail tamarin and a I believe my potters is also a male. I have other fish as well but not wrasses.

I'm thinking if I was to have issues it would be with the coris and ear muff, thoughts?

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I’m curious your opinions on this. I’ve got 3 wrasses at the moment. First in the tank was female black leopard. Then yellow coris. Then another female leopard. Added the last one when the others were asleep and she swam around eating copepods for a few hours then went to sleep. Came out a bit late today around 2pm and the black leopard was nipping at her a bit. Not constant but was enough chasing. The yellow was a perfect tank mate. It seemed that the 2 female leopards should get along from what I know. Think this will stop? Anything I can do to help? Only other fish are 2 baby clowns and lawnmower blenny. None of them are aggressive at all to anybody. Thanks.
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My new additions to my 225 gal dream tank. Please forgive the new tank uglies, LOL!!!

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I was not a Leopard wrasse fan initially, but after receiving my Divided leopard wrasse from @tsmaquatics, I have succumbed, LOL!!!
 
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Will a possum wrasse be ok with 2 ocellaris clowns, Midas blenny and maybe a goby?
I know the possum is more shy.
I feel that it will be okay. The clown fish will probably not even notice it.
 

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I feel that it will be okay. The clown fish will probably not even notice it.
Thanks!! Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t setting up the poor fish for failure. They’re so small aha
 

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This is one of my wrasses from work. He is a California Sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher) and he is a little over three feet long and weighs about 35 - 40 lbs. His name is S**t-head and he earned that name through his endearing habit of grabbing divers by the foot and dragging them around the tank. He has his tender side though. We had a couple of leopard sharks with health problems in the exhibit. On multiple occasions we watched him carefully choose rocks from the floor of the tank and lay them in from of the sharks as they recovered from the anesthetic after medical procedures. It appeared as if he was giving them a get-well gift.

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This is one of my wrasses from work. He is a California Sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher) and he is a little over three feet long and weighs about 35 - 40 lbs. His name is S**t-head and he earned that name through his endearing habit of grabbing divers by the foot and dragging them around the tank. He has his tender side though. We had a couple of leopard sharks with health problems in the exhibit. On multiple occasions we watched him carefully choose rocks from the floor of the tank and lay them in from of the sharks as they recovered from the anesthetic after medical procedures. It appeared as if he was giving them a get-well gift.

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That looks like a WHALE, LOL!!!
 
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My new additions to my 225 gal dream tank. Please forgive the new tank uglies, LOL!!!

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I was not a Leopard wrasse fan initially, but after receiving my Divided leopard wrasse from @tsmaquatics, I have succumbed, LOL!!!

Great looking pintail! Tight lid! They are like torpedoes. The leopard ain't chopped liver either.
 
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I’m curious your opinions on this. I’ve got 3 wrasses at the moment. First in the tank was female black leopard. Then yellow coris. Then another female leopard. Added the last one when the others were asleep and she swam around eating copepods for a few hours then went to sleep. Came out a bit late today around 2pm and the black leopard was nipping at her a bit. Not constant but was enough chasing. The yellow was a perfect tank mate. It seemed that the 2 female leopards should get along from what I know. Think this will stop? Anything I can do to help? Only other fish are 2 baby clowns and lawnmower blenny. None of them are aggressive at all to anybody. Thanks.
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Nice wrasses! Love your black leopard! As long as your Meleagris is able to eat and your black leopard isn’t driving her back into the sand things should settle down soon. Keep us posted!
 

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Great looking pintail! Tight lid! They are like torpedoes. The leopard ain't chopped liver either.
On my last tank I had to remove the Pintail from the internal overflows 3 times. That's why I went with a external overflow box and a custom top. I love wrasses because they have such a dog type personality.
 

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I have a 90 that I set up with reef safe Wrasses in mind. Lots of hiding places, no aggressive fish, and 3-4" of sand in about two-thirds of the tank. So now that the tank is ready for me to start adding some Wrasses... 6 months old and through the uglies... I can't find any decent specimens. Where would you guys recommend I buy them?
 

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I have a 90 that I set up with reef safe Wrasses in mind. Lots of hiding places, no aggressive fish, and 3-4" of sand in about two-thirds of the tank. So now that the tank is ready for me to start adding some Wrasses... 6 months old and through the uglies... I can't find any decent specimens. Where would you guys recommend I buy them?
@tsmaquatics, they come already QT'd and they can try and get you whatever you want.
 
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I have a 90 that I set up with reef safe Wrasses in mind. Lots of hiding places, no aggressive fish, and 3-4" of sand in about two-thirds of the tank. So now that the tank is ready for me to start adding some Wrasses... 6 months old and through the uglies... I can't find any decent specimens. Where would you guys recommend I buy them?
I recommend @Reef Pro they offer quarantined wrasses and they also take special requests. They’ve had some killer rare wrasses lately. I’m getting a few more wrasses delivered from them tomorrow.
 

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I recommend @Reef Pro they offer quarantined wrasses and they also take special requests. They’ve had some killer rare wrasses lately. I’m getting a few more wrasses delivered from them tomorrow.
@SaltyT, you better get ready for tomorrow! You got some FIREEEEE headed your way! Once they are settled let us see some pics of those beauties ! :)
 

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@SaltyT, you better get ready for tomorrow! You got some FIREEEEE headed your way! Once they are settled let us see some pics of those beauties ! :)
WHAT"S YA GOT COMING? Inquiring minds want to know.
 
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