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Cozen89
04/13/2007, 04:32 AM
I'm debating getting a splendid dottyback (psuedochromis) and a flasher wrasse, either carpenters or mccoskers.

Anyone with actual experience keeping these have any problems with these fish?

My concerns are aggression toward other peaceful tank mates. Jumpers? Hardiness?

Any info on these 3 types of fish are appreciated. Thanks.

Also any other recommendations?

I have a 50 gallon reef tank with a OC clown, Tangaroa Goby, and a cleaner shrimp.

Thanks.

snorvich
04/13/2007, 04:59 AM
In general flasher wrasses are very peaceful. However they are not compatible with dotybacks who are likely to bully/kill them.

dvmsn
04/13/2007, 08:31 AM
Dottybacks will make you think your damsels sing in the choir. Mean Mean Mean

Cozen89
04/13/2007, 08:00 PM
ok good to know before I placed an order on one. I currently have a coral beauty, a OC clown, and a tangaroa goby.

I'm looking for 2 more fish in the future. Hopefully peaceful and not a complete terror. Jumping is a concern as I have an open top 50 gallon.

Carpenters wrasse?
Yellow Coris Wrasse?
McCoskers Wrasse?
Lyretail Anthias?

Any opinions on which? Please state why. Thanks =)

Cozen89
04/13/2007, 08:24 PM
ok good to know before I placed an order on one. I currently have a coral beauty, a OC clown, and a tangaroa goby.

I'm looking for 2 more fish in the future. Hopefully peaceful and not a complete terror. Jumping is a concern as I have an open top 50 gallon.

Carpenters wrasse?
Yellow Coris Wrasse?
McCoskers Wrasse?
Lyretail Anthias?

Any opinions on which? Please state why. Thanks =)

klasiksb
04/13/2007, 08:28 PM
Go with the anthias as the wrasses will jump sooner or later.

spanglish
04/13/2007, 08:49 PM
I have and love an Eight Line Flasher Wrasse (from the Red Sea).
Great fish eats frozen mysis ( and anything else).

I wouldn't recommend open top. Mine jumped into my
overflow in the first month.

SDguy
04/13/2007, 10:28 PM
Isn't the splendid dottyback supposed to be mellow?

Cozen89
04/14/2007, 01:47 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9721760#post9721760 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by SDguy
Isn't the splendid dottyback supposed to be mellow?

that's what i heard, but everyone tells me dottybacks in general are super aggressive.

Cozen89
04/14/2007, 01:49 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9720836#post9720836 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by klasiksb
Go with the anthias as the wrasses will jump sooner or later.

which anthias will be ok in a 50 gallon tank? And most likely not in a school of anthias.

klasiksb
04/14/2007, 08:21 AM
You could try bartletts, they don't require as much room as some.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm?pCatId=1128

SDguy
04/14/2007, 08:34 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9722662#post9722662 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Cozen89
that's what i heard, but everyone tells me dottybacks in general are super aggressive.

So anyone here have first hand experience with a splendid dottyback? I'm really curious since my LFS has one right now...

klasiksb
04/14/2007, 09:20 AM
I've also looked at them in the past, but decided to not risk it.

jessp
04/14/2007, 11:02 AM
i have a splendid dotty back and flasher wrasse, the flasher was harassed by the dottyback. I do like the dottyback he is very hardy and works well w/ my pair of clowns.

here is a pic:

<img src="http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b94/vbcoach22/fragswap007-1.jpg">

CeeGee
04/14/2007, 11:53 AM
SDguy

what fish is that in your avatar?

For the OP. Fairy warsses and flasher wrasses = covered tank.