Reef Central Online Community
Tunze USA

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community Archives > General Interest Forums > New to the Hobby

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01/11/2008, 11:42 PM
fattyratrat fattyratrat is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 35
Sixline missing...

I got a sixline wrasse not too long ago. he was really scared at first, but then got happy and started swimming around the rocks, and now he has gone missing. Is he just hanging out somewhere? is this normal for sixline wrasses?

thanks for the help.
  #2  
Old 01/11/2008, 11:45 PM
Jerry W Jerry W is offline
hobbyist
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: PA.
Posts: 1,998
How long since you've seen it? IME, it's not unheard of for them to be scarce every so often, but they are pretty social buggers that are normally out and about during light hours. How long have you had the fish? Any chance it could have jumped out, ended up in an overflow, etc?
__________________
The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
  #3  
Old 01/11/2008, 11:46 PM
Jocephus Jocephus is offline
Delaware Reef Club
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dover, DE
Posts: 530
Probably in the rocks. I'd look around on the floor, just to be safe though. My coris wrasse was in the outside box on my HOB overflow yesterday. That was odd. He's about 5 inches long. I'm guessing he jumped out the back of the tank and happened to land in the overflow.
  #4  
Old 01/11/2008, 11:51 PM
Phyxius Phyxius is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Durham NC
Posts: 1,012
My daughters 6 line in our tank disappeared for a few weeks. We searched the overflow, filters and floor and thought he was a dog snack. Started looking at the LFS around here for a replacement and came home one day and there he was again.
A few weeks later he did it again for not as long as a period. Give it some time and see if it comes back out. Check overflows and filters like others have mentioned just in case.
They make cocoons in the rock with mucous at night so look for that. You didn't rearrange any rock in that time frame did you?
__________________
-Mike
  #5  
Old 01/12/2008, 12:02 AM
capn_hylinur capn_hylinur is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hamilton, Canada
Posts: 4,582
Quote:
Originally posted by Phyxius
My daughters 6 line in our tank disappeared for a few weeks. We searched the overflow, filters and floor and thought he was a dog snack. Started looking at the LFS around here for a replacement and came home one day and there he was again.
A few weeks later he did it again for not as long as a period. Give it some time and see if it comes back out. Check overflows and filters like others have mentioned just in case.
They make cocoons in the rock with mucous at night so look for that. You didn't rearrange any rock in that time frame did you?
that's good to know---I haven't seen my elegant wrasse in the last week--just disappeared--had it over a year now. There is no evidence of carpet surfing either.
__________________
"evrr bean to sea Billy--evrr smelled a fish?" "Aye capn..experience is the best teacher"
  #6  
Old 01/12/2008, 12:10 AM
fattyratrat fattyratrat is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 35
Thanks for the help!

I introduced him to the tank about 4 hours ago, and he seemed to disappear when i moved the light strip over the tank... that probably freaked him out and made him hide. Te cleaner shrimp is not even phased by it though... I love him. And by the way.. if you ever get a chance, feed your skunk cleaner shrimp baby brine shrimp.. they go NUTS!
  #7  
Old 01/12/2008, 12:45 AM
Phyxius Phyxius is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Durham NC
Posts: 1,012
Yeah he is probably hiding in the rocks since he is new to the environment and tank.

Quote:
And by the way.. if you ever get a chance, feed your skunk cleaner shrimp baby brine shrimp.. they go NUTS!
Mine love it too but have you ever thought about how you are feeding shrimp to shrimp........I guess its almost like shrimp cannibalism....LOL

We feed frozen food (thawed out) that the shrimp love to dart out and grab the big pieces and then retreat with their find. Its kind of fun to watch them haul away this huge chunck of food. Watched my sons cleaner steal it away from a clowns mouth a few times
__________________
-Mike
  #8  
Old 01/12/2008, 01:39 AM
sanababit sanababit is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tijuana Mexico
Posts: 626
wrasses are jumpers, look arounf your aquarium

sana
__________________
What the heck is that new thing in my tank?
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef Central Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2009