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Ian - 2006-05-09
Its good to hear about the hiding in the sand. I just introduced one into my tank and have not seen it in 2 days. Started to worry that I lost him but have read they like to hide in the sand.
Very beautiful and hard to find. Good luck everyone!

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Carrie - 2006-03-20
Working in a fish store for a short time educated me that the young dragons ABSOLUTELY NEED TO BE FED SEVERAL times a day. I do not mean flake! Chopped......chopped small silversides or any other shrimp/fish is necessary because they do not like to try to rip large pieces apart when young. (at least not the prima donnas at the store!) They LOVE young baby mollies and live saltwater feeder shrimp! This is especially helpful if they are not eating chopped items; due to weakness from hunger or stress of the shipment; since it entices them to eat if they ignore frozen meat. (not newborn mollies, more like 1 or 2 months depending on the size of the dragon, so feeder guppies would work temporarily) Like a mandarin, look at the bottom of the fish behind the gills and that area should be full, not thin or concave. If it is, then start feeding! They will starve to death without enough food. Their metabolism is very fast. In the wild they constantly turn rocks looking for food, so like the anthias, the young really need many small feedings a day and will stop eating when full. Hope this helps!

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Carrie - 2006-03-20
Awesome and easy fish to care for!!! I have this one (full grown) with a Scott's Fairy (same size of 3" but still growing) and a Solor Fairy wrasse. Little tiffs here and there between the Solor and Velvet, but these species are generally too peaceful to cause more than a bite wound. (which heals quick with the aid of a cleaner shrimp and as long as the wrasse is still eating, don't worry about the scrapes and tail nips) It is necessary to add the fairy wrasses at the same time and after territories are established, they calm down. The Scotts Fairy is the most diplomatic and backs down to avoid confrontations. I cooresponded with a gentleman in Japan that studies wrasses before I put this combo together. PLEASE put an egg crate over any open holes. They only "jump" when frightened, and I have not had a death due to that behavior yet since the top is well covered!

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Animal-World info on Bird Wrasses - Greenbird - Blackbird
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fred lowenberg - 2006-03-09
I have a male and female bird wrasse. They are very enjoyable to watch in my 125 gallon aquarium. They love to eat Krill, brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, and especially live grass shrimp.T hey are very intellegent having no problem adapting to my aquarium. Make sure you have plenty of hiding places for them. They are extremely fast swimmers.

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James - 2005-04-28
In support of the Marine Biologist, there are several species of common Goby and Blenny that will perform the same services as the Cleaner Wrasse, to a lesser degree. They are also much more commonly bred in captivity. If you have a tank that contains larger fish species, dont go replacing Cleaners though, as most fish will not recognise goby/blenny cleaners for what they are, and will just eat them!

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Ramon Ortiz - 2005-04-08
Same deal with mine. I placed mine in the tank and the first thing that he did was dive into the sand. This fish is a beautiful specimen and a wonderful addition to any tank.

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Animal-World info on Bird Wrasses - Greenbird - Blackbird
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Big Dave - 2005-04-07
I bought a "Green Wrasse" about 3 months ago. It has been a wonderful addition to the aquarium. I love active fish, and this fish is most active. As it swims it looks like a bird in flight. Gets along real well with the triggers and other hearty fish in the tank. If you like a fish that is active, easy on the eyes, and a good eater. I would highly recommend..

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daniel - 2004-11-18
While first entering Leopard Wrasse in refugium tank, sm wrasse dove into sand. Scared as I would assume. Lots of live food for a juv. As for the larger of the two fish I entered it in the reef tank(125)fwlr and found one of the damsel fish pestering it. After a short while the larger fish dove into the sand for cover. Prior to this the fish was finding food in the rocks and working them well. This is the first day, so we will see tomorrow if I can get it to eat other than rock foraging.

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Jan Hayes - 2004-08-26
I have just purchased a greenback fairy wrasse a month or so ago. It has been a joy to watch in my tank. I was surprised to see that mine had no green to it. It is a purple fish. It has red spots on both sides and red dorsal and ventral fins. It has been completely peaceful, even from the beginning though my regal tang and my hawkfish harrassed it. He adapted well. In only a couple of days the fish was eating any frozen - green or meaty - food that I fed it and some pelleted food as well. I love his swim style of quivering the very end of his dorsal fin to move about. Jan

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Absalom Shank - 2003-09-30
I believe that is a lunar wrasse and not a bluehead wrasse.

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