christmas wrasse

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  1. kriben

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    Hi. Need some advice. I just got myself a christmas wrasse and I need to know if it will be fine in my mixed reef tank. I heard that they nip on corals. Is this true. Does anyone have them in their setup. Also got a flame angel. Should I take a chance or not. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks
     
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    I have what I believe to be a surge wrasse but have been told its a christmas wrasse and to be completely honest with you mine has been in a friends tank and then in mine and not once has it nipped a coral of mine. But you never really know wether or not it will. Its a 50/50 guessing game and you have to take the risk if you want one bad enough.
     
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    There are about 50 species that people call "christmas wrasse", all with very different habits. You're gonna need to post a pic to tell which it is.

    With the exception of one or two specialist coral feeders, wrasses never eat coral.
     
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    Halichoeres ornatissimus. Completely fine in a reef (actually eats a lot of coral parasites) and peaceful with most fish. Really nice species.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response. Feel much better now that I don't have to sell the poor guy.:thumbup:
     
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