Discussion in 'Tropical Fish' started by evolved, Sep 12, 2011.
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Awesome read, a definite help, thanks!
Hey Big-E, check out my male Social. I know my tank is a little small for him, but he was in 1.5^3ft compartment at an LFS with 10 other fish for a long time, so I sprung him out. Since I've had him, he has colored up nicely with an orangish back and red head, and he gets along fine with the only other fish which is a Spot Tail Blenny. I wish I had a shot of him flashing with his long black pec fins, but my phone camera just won't do it.
Does anyone know what the temperament typically is for C. brunneus or the yet to be scientifically named Sailfin fairy wrasse?
brunneus - pretty on par with the rest of the complex; shouldn't be much trouble unless you try to mix with other members of the complex
cf. tonozukai - should be on par with its close cousins, and therefore a bit feisty
First off still love this write up!!
Alright so have a big question, I have a Melanurus Wrasse (Halichoeres melanurus), Christmas Wrasse (Halichoeres claudia), a Bluehead Fairry Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura), and a Long-fin Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis). With them I have a starry blennie and two clowns false perc. They are housed in a 90 (48x18x25) gallon with a lot of live rock and thus far everyone is doing great with no real aggression to speak of. I do believe the blue side is in transition and the Christmas is female but the other two are definitely male. If I were to put another fish in there weather wrasse or not what would be a good choice that wouldn't really disturb the balance of power and keep good color and interest to the livestock. I wanted a leopard wrasse but with my current stock of wrasse I think it would be a bad idea. I am also moving to a 125 6ft tank hopefully in the next few weeks.
A leopard wrasse should be compatible, provided the two Halichoeres are not overly aggressive.
My LFS got a fish in marked misc wrasse. Pics aren't great but hoping someone @evolved can say yes or no. Maybe juv thalassoma?
Ha, I knew that you'd be able to ID it. I at least feel good I was in the right ballpark.
A friend has a melanarus wrasse eating a welso; anyway to stop this? They've been in the tank together for over a year, just snapped over night.
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