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Tony Gill - 2009-05-11
The fish in the photo is not a wrasse, but a species of Pentapodus (family Nemipteridae). Editor's note: Thanks, we'll look into this... Anyone have a picture of the King Coris wrasse?

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Vicki - 2010-07-06
Can I add a Lyre Tail wrasse if I have a shrimp in the tank?

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  • Madison - 2011-12-19
    NO!
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Oliver Bailey - 2006-09-06
This wrasse requires expert ownership and should only be kept or attempted by the most experienced aquarists. Its diet is the main problem as it relies heavily on copepods and amphipods and this diet cannot be constitued unless in a large mature tank and like many other difficult fish possibly has another dietary requirment that often leads to their premature death, i.e the morrish idol. This fish is best left in the ocean, and other fairy wrasses utilised as these are far more suitable and in my opinion the perfect reef inhabitant.

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  • Eugene Searle - 2011-11-22
    My splendid leopard eats like a little pig. She loves mussel, brineshrimp and is a massive fan of hikari pellets. It took a few weeks for her to take the hikari, but she loves it and has gained some good weight.
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Roger - 2011-04-25
My Lunar wrasse lives in a 75 gallon soft coral tank by himself. He killed my flame angel, my HumaHuma Trigger, a Dwarf Lion fish, 2 percula clowns and 5 damsels. He will devour anything I put in the tank, and is currently trying to figure out how to eat my urchin. I have came to the conclusion that my tank is for him only and he loves to eat large turbo snails.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-26
    Sounds like he shold be a loner. Not a friendly fella at all.
  • Melissa - 2011-11-04
    I just got my Lunar wrasse a few weeks ago and last night he ate my little clown fish. Apparently you have to feed them minimum 2 times a day, which I did not know since I have only had clowns, tangs, and they eat once every two days. If Lunars get hungry, they go after whatever is there. Maybe he needs more food...?
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HG - 2010-09-01
I hate long bird nose, it is so annoying and always stealing some other fishes' foods. Does anyone know if long bird nose wrasse eat the shrimp cleaner? Thanks for confirming me asap.

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  • Wendy - 2011-06-07
    After adding 2 cleaner shrimp to my salt water aquarium, our lng nose bird wrasse snatched one of them and swam all over the tank with it before eating it!
    It then went after a newly added lemon chromis and ate it too. I thought it was supposed to get agae out of the rocks with it's long nose!
  • shane1080 - 2011-10-01
    Your not feeding him enough if he's going after other life in your tank. I had this issue as well and started feeding him 3 times a day...no issues and it's been almost a year without loosing a shrimp or smaller fish. He even comes up to the top when he sees me coming to the tank, for food. Great addition !!
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Kevin Glenn - 2011-05-13
Our experience with our Six-Stripe Wrasse--named Stripey by our six-year-old son--differs greatly from those commenting on this little fish. He is fun to watch darting in and out of the live rock. He lives peacefully among his tank mates, 2 Clown Fish and a Scribbled Rabbit Fish.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-13
    Good for you. Sometimes a person just sets everything up so right that all get along great.
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Anonymous - 2010-06-07
Ha I can get it for 85 for a M one... I want a smaller one tho so it'll prob be 75 or 60

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Mike - 2010-08-29
I have had my six line for eight months now in my reef and we have had our moments, good and bad. He was a tiny little guy when first added with a zebra barred dart and resplendent anthias. What a bully he was. He tormented a yellow watchmen goby to death and would chase anything in the tank that moved. Also, he would pick at my Duncan coral which really made think about the toilet bowl... I finally decided to add an aggressive fish in hopes of taking him down a peg or two. First thought was a dottyback but I went with the flame angel because I've always wanted one. Added the flame and after the wrasse getting his butt kicked a little he has changed his behavior for the better. Big and fat now he is beautiful, active and one of my favorites. He and the flame actually seem to have become friends now.
Mike

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Kristin - 2008-10-05
My husband and I purchased a lunare wrasse a couple of days ago. This morning my puffer fish was found floating at the top of the tank with a hole in its tummy, I know that it is poison to other fish if they bite it but all my other fish seem to be fine I am not sure if my wrasse is the culprit or not, I have a 50gl tank with a tomato clown (the wrasse has nipped at his fins) two striped clowns , a yellow tang and a coral beauty. they all seem to be getting along ok. they go back in forth on the agression thing so I think they are just playing. I am worried that my wrasse may harm my other fish but I am not sure. Do I have good compatibility?

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  • chris - 2010-04-15
    Just get rid of the thing ,sure, the're a great looking fish but these things will try to bite your hand off and if you want your tank to flourish then it may be time to say goodbye mr wrass - think about your other fish!
  • noah - 2010-07-08
    You have too many fish in a tank like that the wrasse is mean I have one I had to get rid of my clown to keep him but my puffer seems to be fine. How big was your puffer you don't have the best compatibility.
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Anonymous - 2008-09-14
Have had a 5 inch moon wrasse for about 4 days and he seems to eat healthy. I keep him well fed with half clams, shrimp, and silversides (all frozen food). For the first 2 days three of my damsels (all about 2 inches) attacked my wrasse at his tail occasionally. After a couple days they all seem to get along in my 100 gallon tank with my 3 damsels, dogface, boxfish, and my humu humu trigger. I have lots of rocks and good caves and hiding places in my tank. I'll see how it goes when he gets older and bigger.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-05-31
    mad lad


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