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tmantaylor18
08/23/2017, 03:57 PM
Anyone know how this happens in the reef aquarium? Im interested in buying a terminal male and watching the transition over time but want to make sure that it actually happens. Do you need a female in the tank as well?

albano
08/23/2017, 04:17 PM
IME, you should probably have a female fairy wrasse in the tank...but don't be surprised if female also turns male and eventually 'eliminates' your super male

tmantaylor18
08/23/2017, 05:28 PM
So you're saying having a terminal male with a female is the best possibility of getting a supermale? If thats the case do people seperate the two when fighting starts?

scuzy
08/23/2017, 06:58 PM
My experience is adding another male. One will turn dominant. Supermale.

WLachnit
08/23/2017, 10:37 PM
My experience is adding another male. One will turn dominant. Supermale.


Is that also the case for other fairy wrasses such as Linneatus or Rhomboid?

d-man
08/24/2017, 07:58 AM
Yes. Most fairy wrasses transition to male in our tanks.

WLachnit
08/24/2017, 05:10 PM
I got a male-female pair of Flame Wrasses....and sure enough, the female turned into a male. It's been 6-8 months and the sub dominant male leaves the super male alone.

albano
08/24/2017, 06:37 PM
My advise is to always buy the cheaper female wrasses... you will end up with a male