Wrasse Compatibility or the Lack Thereof. I have yet to stock the tank and was wondering if I could have some advice on my fish list? Right now all I have is a school of Chromis and I was planning to slowly stock the tank with only quarantined fish and place the more docile species in first. I would really like to keep several wrasses and was wondering if a harlequin tusk, a red Coris (yellowtail), a Scott’s fairy, an exquisite wrasse, and a canary yellow wrasse would all get along if stocked around the same time and were small? Thanks Brandon
Stocking Wrasses – Hi, <> I have a 220g fish only with 250 plus pounds of live rock. I have a large skimmer and plan to incorporate a refugium. <> My question has to deal with stocking the tank. <> I plan to make it a relatively peaceful community tank and would like to keep an assortment of wrasses. I plan to keep a Harlequin Tusk and a Banana Wrasse. But I wasn’t sure what other wrasses I could keep peacefully with these. <> Is there any certain stocking rule for Fairy and Flasher Wrasses? <> I’ve heard Flasher Wrasses can be kept in groups (one male with multiple females) but I also wanted to keep several male fairy wrasses of differing species (Scott’s, Exquisite, etc). <
The next time, would make certain you see to you can throughout the a prospective addition on the tank in advance of incorporating it; you will find far information on the web and even into WWM about it or other Pseudocheilinus’ needs to own inverts
Evil Sixline Wrasse – I added a sixline wrasse to my 29 gallon reef a few months ago that contained a common clown, two skunk cleaner shrimps, an emerald crab, a handful of hermit crabs, some cerith snails, etc. Earlier this summer, when I returned from a week’s vacation, I discovered that the sixline, after being in my tank for only two weeks, had killed both cleaner shrimps, the emerald crab, and most of my hermit crab population. Also, my “pod” Top Sites dating only consumer reports population has dramatically fallen, as well as the cerith and dwarf brittlestar numbers. I have seen my sixline nipping at snails and the surviving hermits and am sure that this other decline in microfauna can be attributed to him. These fish are supposedly reef safe, and I have only heard of one other “bad” sixline that kills fish. Is it safe to say that my fish cannot be trusted around any other invertebrates? Mine seems to be best of buddies with my clownfish. A reef just isn’t the same without invertebrates running around. Thanks for your time.