View Full Version : New Pintail Wrasse Pair Behavior

08/24/2017, 07:35 AM
I added a male/female pair of pintail wrasses to my tank last week following my regular quarantine procedure. All was good and still is (mostly).

This is my first male/female pair. They are both doing very well. They eat like pigs and are always out and about. One thing I noticed is that the female is picking on the male at times and the male just displays his nuptial colors when the female approaches him. He doesn't seem to be stressed by her advances, but I'm wondering if this is normal behavior or if she is trying to assert her dominance and become a male.

This behavior becomes more apparent later in the evening.


08/24/2017, 09:08 PM
Yep. You'll be showing two males soon enough

08/25/2017, 06:28 PM
Yep. You'll be showing two males soon enough

Sadly no. The female found a way out of my sealed tank... God bless wrasses. They are excellent escape artists.

08/25/2017, 09:19 PM
sorry to hear.. lost too many wrasse myself over lids. they find the tiniest crack..

also, I find no luck in pairing wrasses. the smaller female always turn male and kill the original male. matter of time..