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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!
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!
thank you. It’s fairly mild. A little nipping but mostly just a little chasing. Doesn’t chase her into the sand at least and she eats great so far. She just usually stays off to the side most of the day. At least for now they’re on different schedules so the black one goes to sleep about 2-3 hours before this one so she’s got run of the tank for a while. Should make her more confident. I’m also adding a flasher and a fairy on Friday. More fish might help diffuse things too. The tank is fairly empty so far. I’ll post an update on how it goes.
 

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LOL! Oh boy the pressure is on! I better charge my camera’s battery ;)

The earlei?!!!

Oh, the Johnson's. You dog. You better have that camera ready!

I hemmed and hawed over the female ventralis and then someone snatched it up. Reef Pro has been getting in some great fish lately.
 
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The earlei?!!!

Oh, the Johnson's. You dog. You better have that camera ready!

I hemmed and hawed over the female ventralis and then someone snatched it up. Reef Pro has been getting in some great fish lately.
We will have more female ventralis very soon! :)
 

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I'm really amazed at what a fun fish this is. This little thing probably uses more of the tank than any other fish that I have. Top corner, bottom corner, through the cave, over the top! Gets along with everything. A really great surprise and another reason that I love wrasses.

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Look at those STUDS!!! WOW! LOVING THEIR NEW HOME!
They are so AWESOME!!!! Couldn’t be happier! The Johnsoni isn’t the least bit shy, he’s already stealing food from my Rhomboid LOL. Thanks again!!!
 

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questions for all you wrasse guys.
what is your preferred way to acclimate wrasses and leopards in particular?

I have 3 leopards coming into day and I am unsre how I want to do it?
@SaltyT @saltyhog
Sweet! Which leopards are you getting? Are you putting them into QT first or your DT? If it's your DT, do you have any other wrasses?
 

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questions for all you wrasse guys.
what is your preferred way to acclimate wrasses and leopards in particular?

I have 3 leopards coming into day and I am unsre how I want to do it?
@SaltyT @saltyhog


Awesome! I QT my fish myself so mine went in to a QT tank with a Tupperware bowl of sand and some other hiding places. If you have wrasses that could possibly take offense to the new guys (mainly other leopards as fairies and flashers and even Halichoeres have ignored leopards when I add them). An acclimation box is never the wrong thing to do IMO.
 

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I did the same as saltyhog with my new leopard. She had a Tupperware in qt, and then just dropped into dt as I only have fairies and flashers. Fed the tank heavily just as she went in, and she didn’t bury until hours later. My Lunate had given her a couple chases but it’s been quiet the past few days.

I use a box for any similar specimens though… the fairies all got a couple days of window viewing.
 

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Can anybody confirm the identity of this wrasse for me? It was sold to me as a female exquisite fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus exquisitus. It's in a tank with a male Lubbock's fairy wrasse, a yellow canary wrasse, a square tail bristletooth tang, and a macneill's assessor basslet. There's been zero signs of aggression between anybody, but looking at the few pictures I could find, I wasn't able to find any that had the dark line on it.


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Can anybody confirm the identity of this wrasse for me? It was sold to me as a female exquisite fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus exquisitus. It's in a tank with a male Lubbock's fairy wrasse, a yellow canary wrasse, a square tail bristletooth tang, and a macneill's assessor basslet. There's been zero signs of aggression between anybody, but looking at the few pictures I could find, I wasn't able to find any that had the dark line on it.


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Looks like a transitional Cirrhilabrus Lubbocki (Cebu).
 

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Looks like a transitional Cirrhilabrus Lubbocki (Cebu).
That's what I was afraid of. Oh boy... I already have a male lubbock's in there. What are the chances they'll get along? Not high I assume? It'll eventually complete its transition even with another male in there right?
 

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That's what I was afraid of. Oh boy... I already have a male lubbock's in there. What are the chances they'll get along? Not high I assume? It'll eventually complete its transition even with another male in there right?
It will complete the transition even with another male present. Two male Lubbocks co-existing in your tank is highly unlikely. You’ll have to pick one :(
 

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Also have a cleaner but he is never not darting around hard to get a pic
 

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