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Old 01/07/2008, 10:04 AM
grouper25 grouper25 is offline
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Wrasse selection

I have been witnessing pods and bristleworms eating a fine colony of Zoas I have in my 30 G reef.
I am buying a worm trap today and wrasse for the pods.

I was thinking a sixline wrasse. Can anyone quicky affirm this.
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:02 PM
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sixline's are great. I just picked up a juvi red coris wrasse and he is constantly hovering the reef and eating pods. I had the same issue and that issue is gone now.
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:02 PM
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Yes I need to go buy one of these toosince i have baby starfish easting my zoos... I just called Petco today actually and they don't have any until maybe Thursday.
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:23 PM
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Sixlines will not help with Asterinas... Also be aware that they are an aggressive fish... So depending on the rest of your stocking list, proceed with caution... They will decimate a pod population though and will help with smaller bristle worms...
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Old 01/07/2008, 06:14 PM
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How about a filamented flasher wrasse. mine does wonders with the pods!

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Old 01/07/2008, 06:23 PM
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wow, that's a pretty cool looking wrasse! mind telling me how much you picked him up for?
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Old 01/07/2008, 06:36 PM
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wow, that's a pretty cool looking wrasse! mind telling me how much you picked him up for?
Not at all! I got him for $20 @vivid aqauriums. I live near them and I am friends with 2 of the guys there... Here's a link

http://www.vividaquariums.com/10Expa...ode=01-5025-10

He likes to flash A LOT! When he does he turns a nice blue/purple color! So awesome! Trying to get video of it but he's shy around the cameras! Silly guy
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Old 01/07/2008, 10:03 PM
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Look for a yellow coris or green sea grass wrasse.. you won't be dissapointed.
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Old 01/07/2008, 10:26 PM
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These guys are my clean up crew. A lemon meringue wrasse and a rosy scales. When I am cleaning the tank the lemon meringue will swim around my hand to check out what's in it ...no fear.





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Old 01/08/2008, 03:08 AM
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I had several Yellow Coris, but they went carpet surfing (yes through eggcrate). They did a good job.... I now have a Hoevens Wrasse and its doing just as good of a job and is really an attractive wrasse.

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Old 01/09/2008, 09:18 PM
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Royal,
I had Asterinas and the ONLY thing that worked to completely get rid of them was a Harlequin Shrimp. The downside to that is, once the Asterinas are gone, the Harlequin Shrimp will more than likely starve. That is, unless it will eat artificial or frozen food.

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Old 01/10/2008, 10:03 AM
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get chocolate chip stars a couple of them, cut out a leg and feed to the harlequins, then drop the star back in the sump to heal. You could have a couple and hold them in the sump to harvest. Or buy a couple, freeze, cut and drop in the tank to feed them. Not the ideal way but people do this.
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:17 AM
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gregsrock79, is that flasher wrasse aggressive too? Are they hardy?
Also, I have heard the six line is a hardy fish, the ones at my petstore just arrived yesterday, is that too soon to pick one up, or should they stay for a week or 2 to see if they are healthy? Is that Meringue aggressive, hardy?
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:52 AM
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I have a yellow coris wrasse and he does a great job, he also eats nudi's.

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Old 01/10/2008, 12:30 PM
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6lines are KNOWN to be aggressive or will get aggressive in time. Just browse RC./ personal experiences.

Flashers/fairies/leopards similar type wrasses are the most docile of the wrasses family same as with cirrhilbalrus type wrasses. Unlike the pseudochelinus type wrasses which from a lot of folks are agressive and have been known to kill other wrasses which are more docile.
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Old 01/10/2008, 09:18 PM
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I have a yellow coris wrasse and a orange/ purple fairy wrasse and they do wonders, but watching the tank, I think the coris is the better "worker".
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:43 PM
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:55 PM
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I've been thinking about getting a wrasse for my frag tank... it appears many of you are having good luck wiht the yellow coris. Obviously I want something that works hard that will clean things that I might add well. Do you guys witness the yellow coris actually picking stuff directly off zoos or other corals?
 

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