Wrasses Eating Nori/Algae

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So I wanted to start a discussion.

I have 4 wrasses, Female Blue Star Leopard, Female Ornate Leopard, Black-Backed (China) Wrasse, Ruby Head Wrasse.

All 4 love eating the nori I put in the tank for my Tang and Blenny. (of course they get plenty of meat too) Wrasses are listed as Carnivores. Do they eat "veggies" in the wild? Has anyone else noticed this with their wrasses?

Why do you think they enjoy going for the Veggies?
 

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They are little eating machines lol, they will eat anything. I have a coris and a melanarus and they both munch nori, dry food, frozen food and hunt pods and worms during the day.
 

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So I wanted to start a discussion.

I have 4 wrasses, Female Blue Star Leopard, Female Ornate Leopard, Black-Backed (China) Wrasse, Ruby Head Wrasse.

All 4 love eating the nori I put in the tank for my Tang and Blenny. (of course they get plenty of meat too) Wrasses are listed as Carnivores. Do they eat "veggies" in the wild? Has anyone else noticed this with their wrasses?

Why do you think they enjoy going for the Veggies?
My wrasse loved nori, so does my trigger. The only fish I've kept that didn't was my lion fish. It's instinctive (I believe) for them to eat any food source they see their tank mates eating.
 

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I would suspect that the op's wrasses all had parents like mine?

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Nori on a clip my, melanurus eats a good bit but mostly enjoys tearing it off the clip from the edges.

Nori on Two Little Fishies Pouch Feeder, the melanurus doesn't even look at it, giving the tang some time to eat.
 

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My yellow coris started picking at the nori just one day and hasn't looked back lol
 
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