Cleaner Wrasse

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  1. Schmoles

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have a 400 litre aquarium and would love to add a cleaner wrasse but have heard they will die if not enough parasites for them to eat. Has anyone had any positive experiences with cleaner wrasses?

    Tx,

    Schmoles
     
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  3. madmatt

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    I got a cleaner wrasse from @Aquaria-SA sorts out the pests and will eat frozen food.flakes even pick at the nori when I put in.
     
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    they die from mostly not eating in captivity, but ask the pet shop to feed him and buy if eating, i have had mine for 2 yrs and counting
     
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    I got one for more than 4 years.

    A while back when I had 2 tanks, I tried another one in the second tank. It just never made it. Did not eat.

    If you can get one that will go for flakes at the LFS, you most likely will have a fish that will survive long term.
     
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    I e always been told they won't eat and die in captivity. But my husband brought home two about six months ago, they eat like pigs and sure aren't dead. Just make sure they eat.
     
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