Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by madlynb, Jun 11, 2009.
Thanks Biff, That is a beautiful fish. So colorful.
can you keep a leopard wrasse & a yellow wrasse in the same tank?
usually wrasses get along with each other fine
Beautiful fish! I had read one description of leopard wrasse that they didn't recommend it for beginners and that they eat small crustaceans. What is your opinion. And when it is said not for beginner does that mean newly started tanks?
there are not recommended for beginners because they usually dont survive long in tanks because they are not good shippers, they also eat copepods and things living in the sand bed so you need a very well established system. also they arent recommended for beginners because they rarely ever eat frozen food in tanks
What kind of green brittle is it that you have? if its a serpant be careful they eat fish and of course your grouper will eventually as well and will get quit large.
here is my wrasse and I love him, very friendly
solorensis one of the top wrasses on my list.
FYI, that panther grouper grows to 20" and the recommended minimun tank size is 300g. If you find your cardinals and clown missing, don't be suprised if the grouper ate them.
Leopard wrasses are not hard to keep IF they are eating frozen food. If you see one in a store, ask the storekeeper to feed it. If it eats, you should be good to go. That is the main challenge in keeping them -- finding one that eats. That wasn't a problem in my tank, since my tank is so large, but after about a year, my leopard wrasse learned to eat frozen food. Now he's as voracious as the rest of the fish.
As for eating crustaceans, I don't think that's true. I haven't read that about them, and I haven't experienced that with mine. Plus, their mouths are so small!
Aren't pods just itty bitty crustaceans? Perhaps that's whatever they were referring to.
You are correct Tanked.
Aslo,dont let the wrasses small mouths fool you.Wrasses will beat larger meals against rocks,so they can swallow them.
What type of wrasse is that? It is very colorful!
6lines are reef safe. But mine decided to commit suicide tonight. So they're jumpers, BEWARE!
Hate to hear that Sniffles.
I'm assuming you didnt give him the no carpet surfing talk before adding him huh?
No :grumble:. But my cat was giving him the post-tank jumping talk.:helm2:
Now thats insult to injury:shock:
It is a green brittle star. I have had it in my tank since '07. He is huge. Seems friendly with others.
Keep an eye on that green brittle.They've been known to actvely hunt and feed on fish.
Don't forget Lubbocks Fairy Wraasses. They were my favorite until a power outage caused his early demise. I think this time I might go for a yellow coris wrasse.
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