Is this fish OK to keep?

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  1. herkie

    herkie R.I.P.

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    I have made a huge mistake by putting some fish in my tank that should never have been in there. The fish was removed and I have decided to ask on MASA before adding a fish to my tank again. Can you please ID the fish and let me know if it is safe to have in my tank. I would not like to have fish that will cause harm to any other fish, coral or invertebrate.
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    I'm probably totally wrong :p But could it be a juvenile rainbow wrasse?
     
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    Looks like what they call a picture wrasse .... Very pretty .... Never lasted for some reason in my tank yet I have so many wrasses .... BUT ... a wrasse is a wrasse is a wrasse ... so inverts beware .... Klunzinger's Wrasse?
     
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    We had one of these, when it was small it was a nice fish and very active. As it got bigger it started to bully our picture wrasse (they had been together in the tank for months and were the same size). Eventually the picture would hide for days and probably would have died if we hadn't taken out that wrasse.
    So it was just being a wrasse and I'm not sure if all of them eventually get aggressive with other fish. I suppose it's up to you whether you want to put it in and what other fish you have in your tank. Just be aware that it was a very active hunter...
     
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    Thank you to everybody that offered advice. This fish will say in my wife's fish only tank where it can be caught easily if it misbehaves,
     
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    Thalassoma pupureum - Surge wrasse
    can grow big and not safe to keep with smaller fish and inverts.
     
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    Thanks so much.
     
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    Thanks a lot-to the small tank it goes.
     
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