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Old 02/26/2018, 11:01 AM   #1
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Compatible? Lubbock's Fairy + Pygmy Wrasse in a 30 gal

I have a 30 gal biocube with a good amount of rock, corals, and crevices. I know both Lubbock's and pygmy wrasses are pretty chill as far wrasses go. Do you think this combo would work?

I currently have a lubbock's wrasse, tailspot blenny, hi fin goby, candy pistol shrimp, porcelain anemone crabs, sexy shrimp, an acro crab, and clean up crew. Everybody gets along just fine, with some occasional posturing and false charges from the wrasse to the tailspot during feeding.

Thinking about adding either Pygmy Possum, or Tanakai Pygmy wrasse, or a Yellow Stripe Clingfish/goby, and a Yellow Clown Goby.

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Old 02/26/2018, 12:31 PM   #2
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Haven't kept lubbocks, but have plenty of experience with wetmorellas and some with yellow striped clingfish.

Fwiw, the clingfish is hard to keep as it's a selective, relatively slow, feeder.

Neither will tolerate being chased around or intimidated by other fish, not sure how the wrasse will behave around them - especially in a 30 gallon tank???

Hope that helps and good luck with whatever you decide to do.

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Old 02/26/2018, 01:26 PM   #3
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Not sure about a Lubbock's in a 30 gallon tank.

I haven't kept one. They do get over 3" and LA recommends a 50 gallon as a minimum.


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