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Old 06/29/2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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wrasse compatibility

As of now I have 2 canary wrasse, a powder brown tang, yellow tang, and a pair of clowns. I am thinking of adding a melanurus wrasse, blue hippo tang, and six line wrasse in that order, should i have any problems with the wrasse fighting among each other?


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Old 06/29/2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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In my opinion, yes.


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Old 06/29/2011, 09:12 PM   #3
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Which ones do I have to worry about? Is it just the six line?


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Old 06/29/2011, 09:23 PM   #4
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sorry to hijack the thread but does anyone see a problem with a pair of pyle's wrasses, a luddocks, a McCroskie flasher and a line spot flasher all share the same 200 gallon DT? I caught the wrasse bug and want to stock them up!


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sorry to hijack the thread but does anyone see a problem with a pair of pyle's wrasses, a luddocks, a McCroskie flasher and a line spot flasher all share the same 200 gallon DT? I caught the wrasse bug and want to stock them up!
It is a hijack. The most aggressive of the bunch is the Pyle.


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Old 06/30/2011, 07:19 AM   #6
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Which ones do I have to worry about? Is it just the six line?
For sure.


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Old 06/30/2011, 07:30 AM   #7
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For sure.
The sixline will be left out then, my main concern was adding a melenarus with the 2 canaries.


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Old 06/30/2011, 09:44 AM   #8
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most of the Halichoeres genus wrasses should do fine together. I would not hesitate to add the melenarus to the tank assuming it's over about 100 gallons.


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Old 06/30/2011, 10:58 AM   #9
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Yes the tank is 115 gallons.


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Old 06/30/2011, 05:10 PM   #10
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so pyles are very aggressive toward other wrasses? is there any hope for the pair? i really don't want to have fights in the tank. I wish DD would list the true nature of aggression of fish. I did do research but none said they would try to kill other wrasses. bummer.


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Old 06/30/2011, 05:19 PM   #11
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Canary/Yellows Halichoeres chrysus have a reputation for picking on new wrasses added after them. Kick the six-line, then be VERY careful adding the melanuras. Get a bigger Melanuras than your chrysus.

Incidently, Melanuras and Yellows are great wrasses. I have both, and they peacefully co-exist with 2 other wrasse. Just got to be careful at the beginning.


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Old 06/30/2011, 07:29 PM   #12
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so pyles are very aggressive toward other wrasses? is there any hope for the pair? i really don't want to have fights in the tank. I wish DD would list the true nature of aggression of fish. I did do research but none said they would try to kill other wrasses. bummer.
First of all, female fairies are normally more aggressive than males. The Pyle is not a guaranteed killer, but it tends to be aggressive. There are others that are worse such as C. scottorum and sometimes C. solorensis but it is always a bit of a roll of the dice.


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most of the Halichoeres genus wrasses should do fine together. I would not hesitate to add the melenarus to the tank assuming it's over about 100 gallons.
But I also agree with crvz.


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Old 06/30/2011, 11:31 PM   #14
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ok well i think im going to try and keep them as they are very beautiful and pricey as well. I am very excited tho they are very stunning. hope all goes well.


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Old 06/30/2011, 11:32 PM   #15
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I like to keep hawiian flame angels and a few flashers too. any objections? or suggestions of other great wrasses to check out? thanks guys and i got the bug! the wrasse bug that is!


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Old 07/01/2011, 08:01 AM   #16
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I like to keep hawiian flame angels and a few flashers too. any objections? or suggestions of other great wrasses to check out? thanks guys and i got the bug! the wrasse bug that is!
No issues there. Of course flashers are incompatible with six line wrasses.




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Old 07/01/2011, 03:21 PM   #17
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not ever planning on a sixline...there nasty lol


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Old 07/01/2011, 07:05 PM   #18
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ok guys well i just pushed the button and got a pair of vile fairy wrasses, a male red tail flasher wrasse, and a carpenter flasher wrasse. so my next question is how should i go about introduction? these are the species i currently have in QT tanks: pyles fairy pair, luddocks not sure male or female, vile fairy wrasse, male carpenter flasher and male red tail flasher wrasse. Id like to know what order to introduce them. I have a 200 gallon DT that has nothing in it and has just finished cycling.


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Old 07/01/2011, 08:50 PM   #19
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so pyles are very aggressive toward other wrasses? is there any hope for the pair? i really don't want to have fights in the tank. I wish DD would list the true nature of aggression of fish. I did do research but none said they would try to kill other wrasses. bummer.
Aggression is so subjective and there are so many variables that stating 'aggression level" must be next to impossible, IMO.(tankmates, tank size, even the individual fish, etc ) I have one tank where nothing short of an unusually nasty clown trigger would be considered ''aggressive'' and another tank where a black cap basslet could be a troublemaker---and mine is.


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tusk do you have any ideas of what order i should introduce them? or should i do it all at once.


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After they're done with time in QT (good move); I'd introduce them all at once. Expect some minor squabbles at first, that's normal when fish are establishing territory and pecking order. Keep ghost feeding the DT a bit while the new fish are in QT to make sure that bacteria keep multiplying.


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Old 07/02/2011, 12:54 PM   #22
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Ok I added the cuc today that was awaiting in my 10 gal holding tank for the few pieces of livestock I decided to keep. Should I feed just flakes or something more like frozen BBS or
Nutramar ova?


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All of your fish need meatier foods than BBS or ova. I personally don't like flakes, too much waste. Appropriately sized pellets are fine; but I frozen foods are a better staple. the tangs need some greens daily, like nori. A wide variety of foods and vitamins will go a long way toward healthy fish.


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Old 07/03/2011, 08:40 PM   #24
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I have a 285 g.
In order of addition
canary
melanarus
6 line
female pyles
large blue fairy
pink margin

all the fish are 1-5 years in captivity and near full size.

the 6 line gives the pyle a hard time, but the tank is large so its a minor issue. the 6 line also took out a leopard wrasse that was added a few month back. the other wrasses all do great together with almost no aggression


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Old 07/03/2011, 10:34 PM   #25
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thanks guys on a side note what kind of frozen food do wrasses like? mine seems to eat just about anything i put in there.


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