6 Line Wrasse and CUC, safe?

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  1. indiozn

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    hey guys,

    just wondering abt this discussion. I also have a 6 Line Wrasse, and i added some livestock this week, and the 6line wrasse was seriously attacking the new small Clown Wrasse. In the morning i found the clown wrasse dead in the sand.

    also, i have found a 2 shrimps dead in the past 4 months.

    Ive been pushing it down to a possible mantis shrimp (havent done the bait trap yet), but i really cant hear any clicking.

    Water Param are all good, and corals are doing well.

    Now im thinking abt this wrasse, maybe its time to trade him in for something else.
     
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    @indiozn, what are your other inhabitants?
    When did your inverts start disappearing / die?
     
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    damn :( typed a long reply and hit submit and my connection died ;(
     
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    lost 2 shrimp about 4 months ago - (at that time i had 2 african clowns, 6 line wrasse, 4 chromis, soft corals, clam, pin cushion)

    this week added in (yellow tang, clown wrasse, fire shrimp, cleaner shrimp, 2 snails, jaw fish)

    the 6 line wrasse immediately went after the clown wrasse. eventually the clown wrasse dived into the sand, never to be seen.

    wife found a crab eating him in the morning, quickly removed him and gave him a mini funeral and burial :( :)
     
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    How big is your tank size, and how much rock do you have?
    The sixline can take out the clownwrasse if it is smaller than him, as they(sixline) tend to be aggressive towards the same species...
     
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    its a RedSea 130D, so display tank is probably about 120 - 130lts.

    about 18kgs of rock, u can take a look at my gallery.
     
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    Perhaps we should move this part of the discussion to your thread...Not to clutter Yster's tank thread... @RiaanP, @viper357 ?
     
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    i agree
     
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    Six line wrasses' are known to eat shrimp, it is hit and miss with this species and wrasses' in general tend to be territorial, especially if your system is not big enough. Two wrasses in a RSM 130D would be pushing the limits.
     
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    @carlosdeandrade

    i have a really small 6 line wrasse, and i added an even tinier clown wrasse.

    My wife loves the 6 line wrasse, she feels it adds lotsa colour to the tank. Im considering taking him out though and getting 2 clown small clown wrasses.

    what do u think?

    i have at times seen my Rather big african clown being chased by the smaller 6 line wrasse lol, and a few minutes later, the clown chases the wrasse.

    These fish amaze me
     
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    I think all you can do is either swop him or sump him for a while..get you'r other Fish, if Tank size permits and introduce him back again into the Display Tank...hmmmm maybe re-arrange LR so that it will look like a different tank and he won't feel so "at home"...:blush:
    http://animal-world.com/encyclo/marine/wrasses/SixLineWrasse.php
     
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    6 lines can become real terrors. Most stay relativley peaceful and happily accept new fish into a tank, but some turn devil and can kill any new addition to its territory, especially in a small tank.

    i would suggest getting that fish out personally:) It should calm down in a bigger system where it hasnt established a territory yet.
     
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    I hope those guys answered your questions, but I also wouldn't keep two clown wrasses, they also get pretty big and unless you won't be sorry seeing your fish go after you swop it out or sell it, then that will be fine. @crispin, am I thinking of the same Clown wrasse, Coris gaimard?
     
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    heya, thanks Belinda.

    @crispin

    Think im gonna swap him, for his size, hes a bit too agressive i think.

    @carlosdeandrade

    will take your advise, the one i got from lawrence @Aquaria-SA was so tiny, the cutest little fish ever. the way it dunked into the sand, just brilliant.
     
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    Yes they are very nice fish indeed. Get big though, and change colouration as they get bigger.
     
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    to be honest without a latin name or pic i am not sure about which wrasse has been put in. A Clown Wrasse or an African Clown Wrasse as well as the Gaimard Rainbow-wrasse, should not be mistaken for a Clown Coris , Coris aygula, which is also often called a Clown Wrasse.

    But in both cases i wouldnt add a Clown Coris OR a Gaimard to a 130l, regardless of a devilish 6line or not. They are big robust fish that realy need strong tank mates to be able to handle their personalities, although they are truley stunning fish when big. But get big they do!
     
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    there are some awesum fairy wrasses, or leopard wrasses etc that you could swap that 6 line for. and they also sleep in the sand:)
     
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    Just to add my bit in here. I would not add a queen coris nor african coris wrasse to a reef tank at all. You see, the actually turn over quite big rocks to search for worms to eat, and they dig up your sand bed, as the sleep under the sand. They also kill and eat all snails, hermit crabs and shrimps.

    I had one. I should know.
     
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    I had 2 Sixline Wrasse in my 1st nano and after witnessing the one bully the other I found one of them with his face stuck to my wooden flooring... Too little space I suppose then hey ;-) The remainder has been doing great though, even refuses to take bullying from the Singapore angel. It does however tread lightly very lightly around my Maroon ;-)
     
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