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Macropharyngodon bipartitus 62 27.93%
Macropharyngodon choati 11 4.95%
Macropharyngodon geoffroy 24 10.81%
Macropharyngodon meleagris 74 33.33%
Macropharyngodon negrosensis 27 12.16%
Other 24 10.81%
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Old 12/30/2008, 01:21 PM   #76
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I have kept biparitus and Macropharyngodon negrosensis for many years. They are difficult to start but then should be fine. They are jumpers so have your tank covered. They can go underground for two weeks at a time so don't be surprised if you don't see them for awhile after you put them in your tank. On the plus side they eat Red Bugs!!!


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Old 12/30/2008, 01:29 PM   #77
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Sorry, no QT. I think these guys need to get comfortable right away.


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Old 12/30/2008, 01:46 PM   #78
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Mine is about an inch and a 1/2 right now. I've had it for about 3 weeks now. It's eating cyclopeeze and live brine, at that size what non live foods were your wrasses eating?


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Old 12/30/2008, 01:50 PM   #79
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Here is the one i just picked up yesterday. He is eating mysis and doing some hunting already. He dosen't seem shy at all. He dove into the sand at lights out and surfaced around noon today.




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Old 12/30/2008, 05:10 PM   #80
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Nice pics! How big is it?


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Old 12/30/2008, 07:05 PM   #81
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I'd say 3" would be close maybe a little more. He seems to be getting along well with my rough and tumble bunch. I couldn't find him this morning so i crawled into the stand to see if i could see anything from the bottom. About the time i got tired of looking and pulled my head out to look there he was swimming along the front of the tank munching on stuff off the sand!


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Old 12/30/2008, 07:53 PM   #82
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really beautiful!


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Old 12/30/2008, 08:03 PM   #83
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I really want one of these fish. Anyone ever tried one with a sixline wrasse? I have a 125g reef only fish in tank are a sixline, 2 true percs and a jawfish in QT. If I get this fish I would get it after the jawfish goes in.


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Old 12/30/2008, 08:14 PM   #84
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Old 12/30/2008, 09:24 PM   #85
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I really want one of these fish. Anyone ever tried one with a sixline wrasse? I have a 125g reef only fish in tank are a sixline, 2 true percs and a jawfish in QT. If I get this fish I would get it after the jawfish goes in.
My answer hasn't change since you asked the question on the last page. To be quite blunt, do a search and you will find a good number of us who have kept sixlines will NOT recommend this fish anymore, let alone with a somewhat delicate new fish like a leopard.

If you're trying to convince yourself it's ok despite the research/feedback... that's fine and your decision... but there is a pretty good chance it will not turn out well (either now or down the road).


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Old 12/31/2008, 10:06 AM   #86
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Here's a picture of my new 3" Vermiculite Leopard Wrasse I picked up last friday. I did not QT, and a few hours after introducing it to my system it was eating frozen brine, mysis and cyclops. It seems to be eating flakes and small pellets as well. Seems to be a very peaceful fish that is not shy at all. I saw it digging in the sand when the lights went out monday night. It seems to go to bed early and wake up late.




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Old 12/31/2008, 08:51 PM   #87
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Old 01/01/2009, 06:43 PM   #88
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Here is the one i just picked up yesterday. He is eating mysis and doing some hunting already. He dosen't seem shy at all. He dove into the sand at lights out and surfaced around noon today.
Beautiful male Meleagris!!!!! Those are very hard to come by here in my area.


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Old 01/01/2009, 07:05 PM   #89
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Day 21! eating very well. live brine, cyclopeeze, & now tubifex.

check out her dorsal fin as it seems a little transparent. I realize that it's just a baby at 1.5 or so inches.....................










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Old 01/02/2009, 06:35 AM   #90
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That's a nice looking little wrasse. I'm sure its tail and dorsal fins will start to color up as it grows. As you can see in the picture of mine, its tail fin hasn't completely colored up yet. The very top and bottom are still transparent. And apparently they grow into their eyes. Look how big the eyes on yours are compared to mine.



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Old 01/02/2009, 09:22 AM   #91
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Old 01/02/2009, 12:44 PM   #92
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anyone know if a leopard is compatible with a sixline in a 125g with a lots of live rock? Other tank mates are 2 true percs and a tiger jawfish to go along with the sixline. Sixline shows no signs of aggression (even at feeding). I really want to try a leopard.


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was that a no there is no way they will get along or a no you dont know if they are compatable?


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Old 01/02/2009, 03:11 PM   #95
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was that a no there is no way they will get along or a no you dont know if they are compatable?
keep asking until you get the answer you're looking for.


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Old 01/02/2009, 03:15 PM   #96
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anyone know if a leopard is compatible with a sixline in a 125g with a lots of live rock? Other tank mates are 2 true percs and a tiger jawfish to go along with the sixline. Sixline shows no signs of aggression (even at feeding). I really want to try a leopard.
not really compatible but it can be done.
The Macropharyngodon should be healthy and larger than the 6-line.


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Old 01/06/2009, 09:14 PM   #97
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I have multiple wrasse; 1 splendid leopard wrasse, 2 ornate leopard wrasse, 1 radiant wrasse, 1 clown fairy!!!

Just got the Ornate about 3 weeks ago. They are looking good and eating. They haven't seem to get on my light schedule. They always seem to get up late and call it a night early, but foraging and eating.


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Old 01/07/2009, 07:50 AM   #98
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I have my tank on a 12/12 schedule so the lights turn on at 10am and turn off at 10pm. My vermiculite wrasse goes to bed at 8 and its been about a week and a half since I introduced it to my tank. Not sure if that is normal for them to have an early sleep schedule but she seems healthy and happy.


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Old 01/07/2009, 08:08 PM   #99
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