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Old 01/09/2008, 07:11 PM
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sixline wrasse????

I just came from the LFS and I purchased a sixline wrasse only it has four lines. It looks exactly like a sixline except for the missing 2 lines. the guy in the fish store wasn't so sure either he thought it was neon wrasse and said it was a neon because it looked exactly like a sixline line but its colors are much more vibrant. I looked up neon and four line wrasses and they look nothing like a sixline. So I cant figure out the deal with this six (four) line wrasse. is it maybe tank bred and some kind of mutant or is some thing else?
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Old 01/09/2008, 07:19 PM
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Or... Maybe it's a four line wrasse?

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/mari...LineWrasse.php
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Old 01/09/2008, 07:39 PM
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thats it!

I googled four line wrasse and didn't find that one. Thank you for the link
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:57 AM
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cool fish!
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:04 PM
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I've had one for a few months, and I love it. Very active, and lots of fun to watch. They are reputed to have a better disposition toward tank mates than the 6 line, and are a bit smaller.

A couple of our LFS list them as 12 line wrasse. There isn't a ton of info available about them, but try both 4 line and 12 line if you are searching.
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:59 PM
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They cost more and not as common around my area. Cool looking fish though, and I agree with card they aren't as aggressive towards tank mates.
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:04 PM
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Looks like you got a good deal cuz the fish guy dropped the ball...they are more expensive than the 6 line.
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:03 PM
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Looks like you got a good deal cuz the fish guy dropped the ball...they are more expensive than the 6 line.
That hadn't even occurred to me, but you're right. In my area, the 4 lines are usually $50-60, but the 6 lines are $25-30. I think I paid $50 for mine.
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:06 PM
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Great fish, but make sure your tank is covered. They are known to jump like the sixlines.
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Old 01/10/2008, 05:35 PM
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Mine also regularly hops in and out of my overflow (always on the pod hunt). I use a section of fiberglass screen (pet screen from my local HD) to keep him from getting pulled into the sump.
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Old 01/10/2008, 06:39 PM
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I did pay extra for him I paid $40. he's been in the tank for 3 days but there is no sign of him today. yesterday he was hiding in the rocks and popped his head out a few times. I will check the floor in back of the tank. the tank is covered except for the back there is approx 2 inches of space in the back where he could have leaped. i lost my 6 line that way when I was running an open top I have since covered the tank with glass but its open a little in the back
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:35 PM
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nope not on the floor any where. The article in the link above says its a very shy fish at first, so I hope he's just hiding.
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:44 PM
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I found him, he is still alive and hiding behind my open brain. I fed the fish and he didn't come out. he does look a little stressed, I hope he makes it.
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:11 PM
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I barely saw mine for the first 2-3 weeks that I had it. It was like an event when it would dart across the front of the tank and then go back into hiding for 2 days. It's typical for them to be shy, but he's pretty much always out in front ever since he acclimated.
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Old 01/11/2008, 06:08 PM
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ok thanks
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