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    Wrasse tank

    Hello, i am looking to stray away from my predator tank and switch over to a wrasse tank and would like suggestions on wrasses that go good together. (Tank mates already are a black volitan lionfish and a non-aggressive niger trigger[who might be gone soon])

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    Hmm I'm not totally sure on this as predators aren't my thing, but I would think wrasses might outcompete the lion for food as they're quick aggressive eaters and lions are more methodical?

    Since you're stocking a melanurus, if you want other halichoeres wrasses, I would make sure they're different colors and double check their temperaments. Or add them at once.

    If you want females your best bet is to add a group of the same species all at once. Or stock the juvies first and then add the male.

    Our 180 already has a halichoeres chrysus and I think adding a H. melanurus should be fine with the swimming space, rock etc.

    If you want to add fairies or flashers, go for the more aggressive ones as passive fish won't get on too well with the melanurus in the tank already.

    Please don't get labridae (cleaner) wrasses as more often than not they starve in captivity (lack of nutrition as they solely eat by cleaning fish).

    And of course you'll probably wanna make sure your tank has screen tops so no one jumps out

    Sorry for the novel. Here's my personal wrasse guide.

    http://www.3reef.com/threads/all-abo...es.122261/#ath


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    If you decide to sell the trigger please contact me


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    Volitan will try and eat the wrasses. Just a matter of time and getting lucky. IMO, get rid of the Lion and then start on your wrasses. You will need to cover the tank as most will jump. Mystery Wrasse would be a the top of my list, for sure.
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    Picture wrasse, Leopard wrasse, and a majestic wrasse. Keep in mind that all of these fish are territorial and shiuld be introduced at roughly the same time. Caves are not a must but a deep sand bed will help them out. Good luck
    Last edited by Murfman; 04-08-2015 at 10:08 AM.

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    Thanks . I am going to sell the lionfish (black volitan), and i am transferring over to a 125 w/40g sump the top is already90% jump proof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck_Reefer View Post
    If you decide to sell the trigger please contact me


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    I will let you know if i decide to sell him i'll let you know

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