Quite the opposite here. My blood and cleaner shrimp are always out. They both come running when it’s feeding time and with both run right up my fingers.Mine aren’t fish they are inverts.
both blood shrimp and coral banded shrimp never and I mean never come out!!! That was a waste of $100
My two are always out and swimming around. They’re amazing little fish!Helfrichi firefish. He was the first fish in the tank. He had the tank to himself for over a year. Since day one he hides all day long in his cave except when it's time to eat. Won't swim around for food but hides under a rock shelf that is one inch off of the sand waiting for the food to come near his month.
I have had and Ora Madaron for over a year. The key don’t add them until your tank is infested with pods. I waited almost a year before added mine. I also add pods every two months to keep the number up. This is by far my favorite fish in my tank.ORA mandarin, I just wasnt able to keep it alive.
In a bigger tank I may try again someday
Give the wrasse time. Female Melanurus went in, male was a bit too excited to see her and she dove into the sand bed - for 47 days we did not see her. Now she is out and about and they get along just fine.Quite the opposite here. My blood and cleaner shrimp are always out. They both come running when it’s feeding time and with both run right up my fingers.
Now on topic, my McCoskers wrasse. It went in to the tank three weeks ago, it went straight into the sand and I’ve yet to see it. My opinion might change when it finally decides to come out.
A lot depends on how active other tankmates are. Since they're normal habitat is overhangs, caves and crevices they can be a little skittish in a tank with a lot of 'big' or fast movement. Small casual, laid-back dither fish may help it feel more confident...An Assessor Basslet, the guy never comes out.