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Old 02/19/2018, 06:33 PM   #26
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Here he is today. Quite a bit more colorful than when he was first placed in my tank 1 month ago.




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Old 02/19/2018, 07:48 PM   #27
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These were first offered widely about a year and a half ago. They tend to lose the blue chin in captivity just a FYI.
Is that due to food or some other missing thing in wild vs captivity?

Also - dumb question for anyone - do wrasses require net / screen for all or just specific types? I've been considering one or possibly two and not sure. I like the flame wrasse (is that the name) but may wait a bit due to the price. I've seen a few others but looking for something quick and a splash of color with personality wrasse wise.

I am getting a small pygmy wrasse but those are not the same I guess has those you show here.


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Old 02/20/2018, 05:18 AM   #28
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Certain wrasses tend to jump more than other. The wrasses that sleep in the sand tend not to jump out when they are not happy. When started, they dive for the sand instead of go airborne. From personal experiences I keep these wrasses in coverless tank for many years and have lost none to jumping:

Leopard Wrasses (only keep M. meleagris group for many years)
Sixline wrasses (will never ever put in my tank again)
H. chrysus. I have to remove him when one day out of the blue he start to take chunks out of my Maxima clam. Was a perfect reef fish prior to that. This was 20 year ago and have not put them in my tanks since.
Harlequin Tusk fish
Cleaner wrasse


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Old 03/03/2018, 07:34 AM   #29
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So far there is no color lost of my fish. The color intensify when he is excited. My Bluethroat is much more colorful now than when I first got him. Certainly most colorful when he flash. This is a rare treat for me. Since he is the only fairy wrasse in my tank, he only flash when I put a mirror on the tank. I cannot take picture easy when he is flashing since he is right up against the mirror and he is soooo fast.
I think in a larger tank, with other Fairy Wrasse, he will be a stunner. Below are two picture from yesterday when he was not excited and one when he is excited. Sorry for the poor picture but I use this to show the color, not how beautiful my wrasse is. It is hard to take picture of this fish, with a cell phone since I don't have my camera at work. The tank is my office tank.
IMO, the throat color is more of a state of mind of the fish rather than permanent colors that may loose due to inadequate nutrition in captivity.

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Old 03/03/2018, 07:38 AM   #30
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This Wrasse, at least mine, is an easy wrasse to care for. He eats absolutely everything and is getting markedly fatter. I feed the tank small amount of flakes several times a day on the weekday. I also have a nori clip that I put nori in daily. Bluethroat does eat the nori but I have not observe him eat algae on the the rock.


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Old 04/16/2018, 10:19 AM   #31
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Just picked up one of these from a local reefer. They're jumpers though, like most fairies. Only fish to ever find it's way out of my socialization box (not sure how). Anyhoo, eats everything and holds it's own against established wrasses.


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Old 04/18/2018, 07:11 PM   #32
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My wrasse is getting more and more beautiful. He is not aggressive IMO, but can handle his own against a Flame Angel pair, clown pair and a yellow tang






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Old 04/19/2018, 04:17 AM   #33
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Looks great!


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Old 04/19/2018, 05:09 AM   #34
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Thanks. This wrasse actually looks brighter in real live. I did not do any editing.

Anyone else have experiences and pictures?


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