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04-10-2013, 08:06 PM
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So in conclusion, keep enjoying other folks pictures because wrasses tend to die easily.

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Leopards are difficult - period
Cleaners are very mixed success
Flashers ( Carpenters are flashers) are not difficult, but not easy either and quite wimpy-- many don't make it.
Fairies are mixed bag but generally pretty hardy-- Scotts however often don't do well.

Yellow coris should be easy.

Of the fish you mention only Leopards and the coris need a sand bed.
 
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04-10-2013, 08:17 PM
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So in conclusion, keep enjoying other folks pictures because wrasses tend to die easily.
Well my take away would be to research individual species carefully and choose wisely.
 
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04-10-2013, 08:20 PM
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So in conclusion, keep enjoying other folks pictures because wrasses tend to die easily.
????? I have ~30 wrasses (mostly fairies and flashers)in my DT, and plan on adding 5-10 more... Very few problems...except (as Randy mentioned) with the 'problem' wrasses.
Are you buying from 1 supplier/LFS ? Maybe get 1 'established/captive' wrasse from a member here that is selling
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04-13-2013, 05:49 PM
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Every wrasse purchased from Live Aquaria and Max Reefs have died.

Every single one from Max Reefs dies in QT.

The Live Aquaria ones last me a few weeks and this past week order from LA arrived dead. I took out a very large green serpent star fish that I suspected of eating the firefish and the wrasses and since then the only ones I purchased were from Max Reefs and deadddddd.

I gave it another shot this week with an order from LA and everything is alive except for the DOAs

I may take you up on that and buy them from people that want them out of their tanks.




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????? I have ~30 wrasses (mostly fairies and flashers)in my DT, and plan on adding 5-10 more... Very few problems...except (as Randy mentioned) with the 'problem' wrasses.
Are you buying from 1 supplier/LFS ? Maybe get 1 'established/captive' wrasse from a member here that is selling
 
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04-13-2013, 07:29 PM
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one thing i have noticed with max reefs they keep their salt @ almost hypo levels if your qt is set @ normal salinity levels that is a problem . i always set my qt the same as the water the fish comes from & then slowly bring it up in the course of a week
 
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04-13-2013, 08:18 PM
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I bought a flasher wrasse from max reef almost 2 months ago, I haven't had an issue with it at all. Maybe you are picking out sick fish to begin with. Make sure they eat and are swimming normally before you purchase them.
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05-12-2013, 02:33 PM
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I have a question can a Jewal leopard wrasse and the carpenter wrasse and the Radiant wrasse live in a 60 gallon tank together.
Right now I have the jewel leopard wrasse and the carpenter wresse and I would like to add the Radiant wrasse have other fishes in the tank such as a goby Blenny total fish in tank 10

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It should be fine.

BTW, Looking at your location, I live in Brooklyn and grew up in East Meadow
 
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we switch location lol
 
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I love wrasses too I disagree to think you need a lid for a melunarus never had a problem but definitely for flashers they love to carpet dive I now have a radiant and surprisingly no problems with both being halichoeres
 

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