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Old 01/11/2008, 03:58 PM
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how strong are flasher wrasses?

I have 3 wrasses already in my 34 cube.
The Lineatus is definitely the boss, while the Hawaiian Flame used to dominate the Mystery, but now they are par.
I have a Flasher Wrasse that I believe to be a Mcoskers, with beautiful flowing fins and streamers in QT (treating for ich and fattening him up).
Will he be murdered by my Flame and Mystery if I decide to add him?
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:05 PM
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I really wouldn't add him. I feel thats too many wrasse for that size tank and its likely their similar shapes will cause trouble amongst each other and it'd really just be unnecessary stress.

If you like wrasses i'd look into a wetmorella or possum wrasse. they stay smaller and are more hogfish shaped and peaceful, seemingly mixing well with other wrasse
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:23 PM
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I agree with above. You probably have too many wrasses of that size in your smallish tank as it is. Wrasses tend to be very territorial and as they mature, require greater dominance of the territory they feel the own.
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:28 PM
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I wouldnt put those 3 wrasses in my 120g let alone a 34g. Eventually they r all going to be big adults and destroy each other till only one is left. I got my money on the mystery when full grown, they r nasty.
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:48 PM
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I too am betting on the mystery wrasse. Aggressive is an understatement.
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Old 01/11/2008, 06:17 PM
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that thank is too small for a Lineatus for sure. There are going to be deaths even if you don't introduce another one and I can guarantee that the new flasher is going to take an aweful beating in that tank.
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:21 PM
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i was kinda expecting these replies~ don't worry i keep a very good eye out on my fish and have lots of back up tanks around me.
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