Murdering Longfin Fairy Wrasse?

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  1. Jup4_Lita85

    Jup4_Lita85 Astrea Snail

    Feb 4, 2011
    Kinzers, Pennsylvania
    Feeding the tank last night and I find my Chalk Basslet dead! I have had him since April 2011. I added a Longfin Fariy Wrasse to the tank Last Thursday. Though I never saw any fin damage, Larry(Chalk Basselet) was not the first one out for food since Monday. That is unusual. Usually he pushes the other fish out of the way.

    Could my Longfin Fairy Wrasse(Iggy) be a murder? Iggy was chowing down on poor Larry when I found him yesterday:(

    Is this typical Fairy wrasse behavior? I had a McCosker's Flasher Wrasse in the tank for over a year before he died and there was never any problems.

    Iggy is currently in a 75 gal tank with 1 Picasso clown and 1 black bar chromis.
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  3. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

    Feb 26, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    It's possible, but not terribly likely. However, C. rubriventralis is known to be moderately aggressive fairy, and may well be too dominate for Paracheilinus wrasses to co-exist alongside it. As for the chalk bass, that would be less likely to be a problem, but not impossible as I said.