Wrasse HELP

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by adam, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

    Feb 26, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Coloring is normal for being stressed or sleeping. Are you sure he just hasn't woken up yet? If he is awake, something is stressing him, i.e. another fish.
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  3. offensetaken

    offensetaken Montipora Digitata

    Mar 25, 2009
    The Desert, AZ
    Aiptasia won't effect fishies, I agree with evolved here. I think it's another fish getting a little territorial and bullying the wrasse around.

    You can try to move some of your rockscape around and see if that helps.

    My guess is you hawkfish is the culprit.
  4. country1911

    country1911 Coral Banded Shrimp

    Jul 7, 2010
    These guys are big scaredy cats.... Mine was my first fish and hid for over a week before coming out to explore and he had the tank to himself. I agree that its a fish that either just woke up or is getting picked on. Maybe try separating the tank in half with the wrasse by itself on one side. See if he comes out then. Most things I read on this fish before I got mine suggested they be the first added to a tank as being big sissies.
  5. TruespeedEM1

    TruespeedEM1 Skunk Shrimp

    Oct 22, 2010
    North Carolina
    do cleaner wrasse produce the mucus cocoon?

    Not sure if they do, but my blue sided fairy wrasse looks like that everynight because of the mucus and can be seen sleeping on the bottom also. He went through a stage where he didnt eat much after being introduced to the tank...maybe a combo of the two?