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Ron - 2009-03-20
Hello

I would like to know places that sell these for about $80? Can you give me some idea, where to get them at a reasonal price?

Thanks

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Brian - 2009-03-04
I have a juvenile lunar wrasse that is about 3-4 inches. He swims non-stop and is exciting to watch. He adds much action to the tank. It doesn't seem to hunt down and eat snails but will try to eat them when you first drop them in the tank. He eats any and all food I feed him. This fish seems to be on the hunt at all times, often tricking amphipods out of holes and eating them. I definately recommend this fish as well as other thassaloma wrasses for the semi-agressive reef tank.

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Sarah - 2009-02-17
I am currently writing a dissertation on bluestreak cleaner wrasse and spent 6 weeks studying them in the wild. I would urge anyone who is considering purchasing them please do not as research clearly shows that they have extremely poor survival rates in captivity.
They are beautiful and very clever fish that deserve better than being removed from their natural environment and often starved to death. I would hope that anyone who owns an aquarium is a fish lover and that they would appreciate this.

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Joann - 2008-11-25
I bought my lunar wrasse a year ago, his tail was still green but now is a beautifull yellow in the shape of a half moon. He is in a 150 gal tank with 2 chocolate chip starfish and a large bradley's starfish, huma huma, Black Durgeon Trigger, med snowflake eel, 2 cinnamon clowns, saddled butterfly and a very large sebae anemone (that the clowns faithfully defend from the butterflyfish or anything else that gets to close) but no crabs or snails. I tried putting 3 large snails in the tank and the lunar wrasse thought I was giving him a treat, so I quickly pulled them back out before he ate them. Every one in the tank gets along great but get a little on the aggressive side during feeding time so I try feeding them in several areas at the same time to keep them from fighting over the food. Nobody has ever been injured during feeding time. I feed my fish a combination of fresh chopped shrimp, silversides and various flake foods. I love my lunar wrasse, he is a beautiful bright greenish-blue with bright pink strips on his head and fins. Visitors who see him for the first time remark at his colors. He is active and very personal. I feel common sense is the key to keeping these fish like any fish you buy... research and understand how the food chain works.

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SHANE O'BILLIE - 2008-10-11
I got my cleaner yesterday and I've never been happier. My hippo is is picking up even after just one day, so if you have a problem with white spot or parasites grab one or to fix the fish thats sick,
and there are so many more marine fish that are just as hard to feed, so mr marine bio build a bridge, AND GET OVER IT!

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Anonymous - 2008-09-19
In response to previous comment: This is definitely a bluehead and not a lunar wrasse. Lunar wrasse bodies are predominately green with red or purple lines on the face and the tail is many times yellow.
A note about bluehead: they will bury themselves in the sand when frightened, and this is where they like to sleep.
Editor's Note: To see what a Lunar Wrasse (also known as the Moon Wrasse) looks like, visit the "Moon Wrasse" page.

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ashley - 2008-09-14
I've had our lunar wrasse about two years now. He tears apart most new fish within the first day (firefish gobies...if it is smaller and swims in the middle of the tank forget it). I've found he will leave bottom or hole dwelling gobies alone but in the past three months he has decided to eat the fins off my slightly smaller blenny. I think the lunar is a great fish, but don't get one if you want to continue to add less aggressive smaller fish to your tank.

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Anonymous - 2008-09-10
Added to my 75g reef, 2 days later crabs dissapear and coral beauty has fin missing, as well as yellow wrasse. Then watched in horror as it tore apart my sandsifting gobi. Gave to neighbor with a 120 gallon for free.

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Dipali - 2008-05-30
I just introduced a lunar wrasse into my tank due to some overrunning of bristle worms. I no longer have bristle worms, however I don't have a ribbon worm anymore either. My wrasse SEEMS peaceful enough as long as it's fed. My damsel does have a chunk or two bitten out of it but I think it is playing scapegoat for the rest of my fish. For the price, it's a great tradeoff. My snails are still around, my grouper has not resorted to hiding, and my blenny and 2 maroon clownfish are also doing fine.

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Lindsay - 2008-03-04
Being first introduced to the tank a few weeks ago, my lunare wrasse was the most aggressive in my tank and even bullied a damsel out of his normal hiding place and made it his own. He picked at my starfish and pestered my crab. Now that time has passed he seems to have calmed down and is very easy going and peaceful. He no longer messes with the crab or the starfish even though I rarely see my sally-lightfoot come out of hiding. That is my own fault however for putting the two together. I do recommend this fish to anyone. I would just keep an eye on it in the store before it's bought to see if it leans to a more peaceful or aggressive nature.

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