Cleaner wrasse

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  1. deadmeat2016

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    I bought a blue streak cleaner a few days ago, hes small, about 5 cm. I heard they were extremely difficult to wean onto frozen foods and usually die soon after addition to the tank. This little wrasse is eating like a pig from day 1, ive seen him actually eat a whole krill! Am I lucky or should i expect his demise?
     
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  3. Slummies

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    nothing unusual.. mine eat like pigs within a week
     
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    deadmeat2016 Thread Starter Wouter

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    can i get more than 1 in a tank??
     
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    Feed it oxe heart which u can get at most of the LFS. It needs this especially to get enough to stay healthy ( or so ive read anyway )
     
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    please dont do this.. 1stly your nitrates will go through the roof and 2ndly fish are not meant to process meat like we can.. same as blood worms.. not good
     
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    I have never had a cleaner wrasse that did not eat in a day or two, and I have never had one that got the nutrition it needed, the longest I had them is about 4 months, then they start getting thin even though they eat, then I just let them go again
     
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    Mine is also a pig.

    Eats anything from flakes to pellets to Nori. And he's very active!!!
     
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    I got mine now about 2 months. So far so good. Eating flakes, nore, whatever I give. In the beginning he left the other fish alone. Now he does do his cleaning duties. Also about 5cm.
     
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    a cleaner wrasse is a funny creature, its active and eats like crazy . then after a month or two it dissapears without a trace. at least thats what happened to mine (twice) . tho i know a guy who has one for like six years now :)
     
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    Like Magman says these fish have a serious diet issue when in captivity, there is something in the wild which they comsume which we cannot provide. I preffer the yellow tailed cleaner wrasse they have much better survival rates but are not as good as a cleaner but they do clean well, I think this could be a clue as to whats not working with the blue stripe cleaner wrasse
     
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