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So what other wrasses would y'all consider for a 100 gallon (60"L x 19"W x 20.5"H)? I scored a free tank and stand today and I'm going to upgrade my 75 gallon.

Current wrasses include:
Cirrhilabrus brunneus
Cirrhilabrus chaliasi
Cirrhilabrus isosceles
Cirrhilabrus labouti
Halichoeres iridis
Halichoeres timorensis

I'm currently considering the following (obviously not all of them, but probably 3 or 4):
Cirrhilabrus briangreenei
Cirrhilabrus lubbocki (Indo) - if I can find a healthy one...
Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis
Cirrhilabrus rubeus
Halichoeres chrysus
Macropharyngodon bipartitus
Macropharyngodon meleagris
Macropharyngodon negrosensis
Pseudojuloides severnsi

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So what other wrasses would y'all consider for a 100 gallon (60"L x 19"W x 20.5"H)? I scored a free tank and stand today and I'm going to upgrade my 75 gallon.

Current wrasses include:
Cirrhilabrus brunneus
Cirrhilabrus chaliasi
Cirrhilabrus isosceles
Cirrhilabrus labouti
Halichoeres iridis
Halichoeres timorensis

I'm currently considering the following (obviously not all of them, but probably 3 or 4):
Cirrhilabrus briangreenei
Cirrhilabrus lubbocki (Indo) - if I can find a healthy one...
Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis
Cirrhilabrus rubeus
Halichoeres chrysus
Macropharyngodon bipartitus
Macropharyngodon meleagris
Macropharyngodon negrosensis
Pseudojuloides severnsi

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Pseudojuloides zeus
Pseudojuloides mesostigma
Macropharyngodon negrosensis
Cirrhilabrus shutmani


Thats what I would pick personally.
I mean, you never said they couldn’t be rare ;)
 
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Pseudojuloides zeus
Pseudojuloides mesostigma
Macropharyngodon negrosensis
Cirrhilabrus shutmani


Thats what I would pick personally.
I mean, you never said they couldn’t be rare ;)
Lol 3 of those cost more than this whole tank and all the inhabitants.
 

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So what other wrasses would y'all consider for a 100 gallon (60"L x 19"W x 20.5"H)? I scored a free tank and stand today and I'm going to upgrade my 75 gallon.

Current wrasses include:
Cirrhilabrus brunneus
Cirrhilabrus chaliasi
Cirrhilabrus isosceles
Cirrhilabrus labouti
Halichoeres iridis
Halichoeres timorensis

I'm currently considering the following (obviously not all of them, but probably 3 or 4):
Cirrhilabrus briangreenei
Cirrhilabrus lubbocki (Indo) - if I can find a healthy one...
Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis
Cirrhilabrus rubeus
Halichoeres chrysus
Macropharyngodon bipartitus
Macropharyngodon meleagris
Macropharyngodon negrosensis
Pseudojuloides severnsi

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Sweet score! Is it acrylic?

I like your wrasse list. Leave briangreenei out, he'll be a jerk to your brunneus and isosceles (and the rhomboidalis, rubeus, and lubbocki if you get those). Can't wait to see this wrasse tank come together!
 
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Sweet score! Is it acrylic?

I like your wrasse list. Leave briangreenei out, he'll be a jerk to your brunneus and isosceles (and the rhomboidalis, rubeus, and lubbocki if you get those). Can't wait to see this wrasse tank come together!
Yes, it's acrylic. A few small scratches that I'm gonna buff out, but nothing crazy. I was going to use a 75 as the sump, but it won't fit in the stand. Probably going to use a 55 gallon now. I want a bigger refugium.

I'm surprised by how everyone reacts to C. briangreenei. I've had 2 specimens before, and both were model citizens with other fairies (one with C. lubbocki, C. cyanopleura, and C. rubripinnis in a 4' 110 gallon; the other with C. lubbocki, C. temmincki, C. cyanopleura, C. aquamarinus, C. rubripinnis, and a few different Paracheilinus species, though this one was in an 8'x4' footprint 380 gallon).
 

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Yes, it's acrylic. A few small scratches that I'm gonna buff out, but nothing crazy. I was going to use a 75 as the sump, but it won't fit in the stand. Probably going to use a 55 gallon now. I want a bigger refugium.

I'm surprised by how everyone reacts to C. briangreenei. I've had 2 specimens before, and both were model citizens with other fairies (one with C. lubbocki, C. cyanopleura, and C. rubripinnis in a 4' 110 gallon; the other with C. lubbocki, C. temmincki, C. cyanopleura, C. aquamarinus, C. rubripinnis, and a few different Paracheilinus species, though this one was in an 8'x4' footprint 380 gallon).
I like acrylic tanks. I had an acrylic 120 for many years. I think it's going to be a sweet build.

All of the fairy wrasses you mentioned (except lubbocki) are on the same level of aggression or more aggressive than briangreenei that's why you didn't have problems...and the flashers being in 380 gallons helped them ;) Putting briangreenei in a smaller tank with docile wrasses won't produce the same results you had before.
 

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I like acrylic tanks. I had an acrylic 120 for many years. I think it's going to be a sweet build.

All of the fairy wrasses you mentioned (except lubbocki) are on the same level of aggression or more aggressive than briangreenei that's why you didn't have problems...and the flashers being in 380 gallons helped them ;) Putting briangreenei in a smaller tank with docile wrasses won't produce the same results you had before.
I might still have to try it, maybe as the last fish into the tank. I can always yank it and put it in one of the other tanks :)
 
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I like acrylic tanks. I had an acrylic 120 for many years. I think it's going to be a sweet build.

All of the fairy wrasses you mentioned (except lubbocki) are on the same level of aggression or more aggressive than briangreenei that's why you didn't have problems...and the flashers being in 380 gallons helped them ;) Putting briangreenei in a smaller tank with docile wrasses won't produce the same results you had before.
Honestly, lubbocki IME isn’t a peaceful wrasse, they’re my most aggressive wrasses although my iridis will overpower them when needed.
 

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Honestly, lubbocki IME isn’t a peaceful wrasse, they’re my most aggressive wrasses although my iridis will overpower them when needed.
Lubbocki isn't peaceful... I didn't mean to give the impression that it was. I was stating that it was the least aggressive of Fishfreak's fairies he had in with his briangreenei.
 
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Is that one of y’all’s wrasses or tuskers (I think?) in the photo of the Month contest. Pics 2 and 9? I think?
Pic 2 is SaltyT’s, congrats by the way @SaltyT :)
Pic 9 I don’t actually know whose it is.
 
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