Experiences with a 6 line Wrasse

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  1. Tremayn

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    Hey guys, what are your experiences with a 6 line wrasse in a reef tank? Also how much do they normally go for? Want to get one :)
     
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    Lovely little fish, always busy....but unfortunately very territorial and once it has established its territory it will attack any new fish added to the system. Personally i would go for a Banana Wrasse not as aggressive.
     
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    I have one. He's fine with all the other fish... Well, was fine with other fish. Does his job of cleaning up the bad goggos in the tank (except nudis).

    He's a great fish, great personality and always on the move. Him and my yellow tang are best buddies. But that might be because they are the only fish left in the tank.

    If I remember correctly, he was less than R200 and he was a MAC import. From Exotics.
     
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    @ Alan - Would you consider it a bad idea to have a six line and a banana wrasse in the same system?
     
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    It would be fine if the system was big enough and the six line is added after the Banana wrasse. i have had a six line kill quite a few fish in my 2.3m system including Clowns, gobies, small tangs, other wrasse. All were added a while after the six line.
     
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    At the moment I just have 5 blue/green chromis. I plan to stock tangs, CBB, lawnmower goby, dwarf angels.

    All the tangs are going to be small when I get them. Would it be better to add the 6line now or after the tangs. Im sure the dwarfs can hold there own.

    The CBB i will add later on. My tank is 1.5m long and I have a decent amount of rock
     
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    Add all the other smaller fish before the sixline, I don't see it given the tangs a problem. Also try get a small one.
     
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    The tangs I want to get are really small, around the size of a chromis
     
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    In that case get the sixline last
     
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    So the 6line is agro with fish its size and smaller?
     
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    Hi Tremayn,

    I have a six line and he is a great fish to look at! always busy and hard to take photos of! He likes to follow my tangs around. I did once add a yellow tailed wrasse and he took it out in about 5 minutes. I have to agree with the statements from the other guys, I would add him after you have stocked your tank with a banana wrasse and then make sure the banana wrasse is bigger than the 6 line from the beginning. Also have a sand substate for the banana wrasse to hide should he need to! If you have a system set up then sump the wrasse for a few days, re arrange rock work a little, add other fish and then re-introduce! Good luck in catching the bugger!;)
     
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    I had one, he jumped out one night!

    They are amazing fish, will get one again. They have their own personality!
    In the begining he and my strawberry wrass did not get alone, but after 3 days they were best friends!
     
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    No I just want 1 sixline wrasse. I want to keep the small fish to a minimum in the tank :) so I wont be getting a banana wrasse :)
     
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    As everyone has said add him last
     
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