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Old 01/13/2020, 08:01 PM   #1
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What is wrong with my wrasse?

poor guy look like he is rotting. had him for several years.




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Old 01/13/2020, 08:02 PM   #2
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What food do you feed?


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Old 01/13/2020, 08:07 PM   #3
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Mysis, freeze dried brine soaked in selcon and flakes wice a day in autofeeder. I have been feeding peabodys medicated flakes oxytetracycline recently.


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Old 01/13/2020, 09:36 PM   #4
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I would try soaking a vitamin supplement (e.g. Selcon, Zoecon, Vita-chem) in some high quality frozen food (e.g. LRS, Rod's).


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Old 01/14/2020, 07:09 PM   #5
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Stung by a anemone or beat on by another fish ?? Iíve had a red headed Solon fairy wrasse and a blue throat wrasse start fighting after being together for several years...out of the blue. In a 180 gallon no less 🤷🏽*♂️


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Pick up some LRS food.


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Old 01/15/2020, 03:36 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies.

No anemone and he gets along fine with everyone. Dietary deficiency makes sense. Closest place that sells LRS or Rods is an hour away. I have selcon and vita-chem. I'll go to the grocery store and pick up some fresh shrimp, scallops, squid and whatever else they have and DIY until I can get to the not so LFS.

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Thanks for the replies.

No anemone and he gets along fine with everyone. Dietary deficiency makes sense. Closest place that sells LRS or Rods is an hour away. I have selcon and vita-chem. I'll go to the grocery store and pick up some fresh shrimp, scallops, squid and whatever else they have and DIY until I can get to the not so LFS.

Sound like a plan?
LRS lists most of the ingredients they use here: http://www.larrysreefservices.com/our-ingredients.html

So, no reason why you can't just make your own high quality seafood meal for fish.


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LRS lists most of the ingredients they use here: http://www.larrysreefservices.com/our-ingredients.html

So, no reason why you can't just make your own high quality seafood meal for fish.
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I put the wrasse in a hospital tank, made up some food as you suggested, soaked in vita-chem and fed as often as i could. Three weeks later, I'm happy to say he looks great! I think I'll fatten him up another week and put him back in my display.

Just wanted to thank you for the advice! He was always one of my favorite fish and replacing a flame wrasse these days is rather costly.

Thanks Doc!


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I put the wrasse in a hospital tank, made up some food as you suggested, soaked in vita-chem and fed as often as i could. Three weeks later, I'm happy to say he looks great! I think I'll fatten him up another week and put him back in my display.

Just wanted to thank you for the advice! He was always one of my favorite fish and replacing a flame wrasse these days is rather costly.

Thanks Doc!
You're very welcome!


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