Wrasses & flow

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  1. Humblefish

    Humblefish Dr. Fish Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Louisiana Reef Club Expert Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    What type of flow do most wrasses seem to prefer in your experience?

    High, medium or a low flow environment??
     
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  2. Centurio

    Centurio Active Member

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    I have an all wrasse SPS tank with very high flow. They learn the patterns and are fine with it.
     
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    My peacock wrasse has never seemed to be effected by the flow,
     
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    They can all adapt but fairies and flashers do well in med-high, Halichoeres do well in any flow, Macropharyngodon can be in any, but start off best in low flow.
     
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    Mine mostly seem to like fairly high flow but i don't think it matters much to them.

    My possum and leopard stay in lower flow areas but higher flow doesn't appear to bother them at all
     
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    Mine are in high flow and seem just fine
     
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    This is my experience as well.
     
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    I have a Halichoeres and a Cirrhilabrus, they don't seem to care when I experiment with flow but the Fairy seems to enjoy swimming laps where flow is the highest -it's like she is playing.
     
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    For their size wrasses seem to be strong swimmers. In the wild I've noticed they are also experts at using the reef to make their swimming easier or to go faster when they want. I've observed the same thing in my tank. Intentionally jumping in to the flow close to an MP40 and ducking behind a rock when it suits them.
     
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    I've had some experiences in the past where my wrasses that were in low to no flow started having issues like swim bladder and pop eyes and eventually succumb to death. I don't know if it was just my luck or the particular wrasse.
     
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