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hey just got me a checkerboard wrasse but cant find enough info on it online,anyone had one or seen one in a reef tank i'm a bit worried about my shrimps and hermits in the long run.....and how about feeding also i assume flakes will be fine?
 
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Halichoeres hortulanus

Quick Stats: Checkerboard Wrasse Family: Labridae
Range: Red Sea, The Great Barrier Reef, Pacific
Size: Up to 11 inches
Diet: Carnivore
Tank Set-up: Marine: Gravel or sand
Reef Compatible: With caution
Tank Conditions: 72-78ºF; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4
Minimum Tank Capacity: 75 gallon
Light: High
Temperament: Peaceful
Swimming Level: No specific level
Care Level: Experts only
Reproduction: Egg Layer
The juvenile Checkerboard Wrasse, also known as the Marble/Hortulanus Wrasse, is white with stripes, dots, and patches of black. With maturity, it becomes silver with a distinctive black checkerboard pattern on the body. The dorsal fin and tail are yellow, and the face is light green with orange to pink striped markings.
A 75 gallon or larger aquarium with a sealed lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom to hide under if frightened, and other peaceful wrasses, including its own species, is a suitable environment. In the tank, it will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. In addition, it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms.
Regular feedings should include a variety of prepared and live meaty foods such as feeder shrimps, flaked foods, and marine fish.



 
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oooh naughty, buying fish without researching them first:nono: sorry, got no info on that wrasse but good luck:)
lol ACTUALLY i bought him to sort out my bliksem sixline which has killed lots of other wrasses and this one is quite big....guess what he is so big that the six line keeps his distance but still shows his hate from far by raising his spines etc!!!
i've been after a twin spot for a while but i heard they not reef safe and they hard to come across so when i seen this one i liked the colours and according to the limited info in the LFS identification book it seemed similar to say a banana wrasse

but i'm glad to hear he is reef safe after all....thanks storm
 
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mek boxing shrimps are a menace on their own dude i caught my boxer with a cleaner in his mouth:p that also a day after he left a nasty gash on my yellow tang(i suspect he tried to grab him at night)

yeah warr when they get to adulthood the colours come out nicely...waiting for my cam to come back then will post some pics,although my wrasse still a bit young.
 
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eish got a bit of a scare when i got home yesterday the checkerboard wrasse was missing.
i searched all the overflows etc but couldnt find him though he went MIA but just called home now and they see him swimming around happily lol reminds me of the boy who cried wolf...
stupid wrasse gonna make me paranoid!!!!:yeahdude:
 
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I my views each fish has it own technique in catching it. you just have to remember not to scare the fish because he is curios to see what is this big thing trying to do.
If you scare the fish it my never come out its hole again.
 
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I my views each fish has it own technique in catching it. you just have to remember not to scare the fish because he is curios to see what is this big thing trying to do.
If you scare the fish it my never come out its hole again.
With nets or traps bro?
 

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