missing banana wrasse

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  1. VicZA

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    I have two banana wrasses in my 4-ft tank. Both eat very well and both swim and behave very healthily. Every morning when I return from gym my lights are on and my fish are swimming waiting for food and every evening around 6pm or so, both wrasses disappear into the substrate. One is visibly larger than the other and starting to get pinkish, dark yellow coloring on its face. They both get along very well.

    This morning only the larger one has emerged. Is this normal? Never happened before. Checked for carpet surfer but nothing - unless the cat got it (but I doubt it)

    Any similar experiences ?
     
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  3. Gareth0508

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    Its probably still in the sand. Has it been harassed by any other fish, or have you had any parameter spikes?

    They can hide for days and come out when they feel safe.
     
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    They are carpet surfers. They tend to sleep in the same place every night. I have 2. The smaller always gets spooked and have found him the floor, glad my mom is home the whole day to scoop him and put him back in.
     
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    Have never had an issue with them jumping - have had them since December. They were both around last night before I went to sleep.

    Let's hope he just decided to sleep in .... :(
     
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    No harassment and no parameter spikes .... all other fish 100% ... hope he is just hiding for a little longer. When I first got them this guy stayed underground for the whole day ... even thought I had lost him
     
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    sorry guys ... meant to post an update earlier ... wrasse appeared after about 6 hours. Just needed a time-out I guess
     
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