Moon Wrasse - Thalassoma Lunare

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  1. Jeann1

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    Hi.

    Does anyone have any additional info on a "Moon Wrasse" - Thalassoma Lunare ?


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    I have read that they could eat inverts and are a bit aggresive, but the one i am interrested in was in a tank with small perculars and african clowns ?

    Anyone ever had one in a mixed tank ??
     
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  3. seank

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    Had one in my tank for 2 years. Not a bad fish, unlike other wrasse types I had
     
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    I have a pair in my 1.5m tank for 18 months now. They're awesome and well behaved, but will definitely take out inverts and small fish, they're voracious eaters and grow very quickly.
     
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    That is a nice fish, very nice :)
     
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    Nice looking fish ...
     
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    What do you meen by small fish?

    E.g chromis and gobies??
     
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    yeah chromis sized fish
     
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    Healthy adult, small fish should be OK. It all depends on the wrasse.... is it hungry? Is it irritated? It may be docile for a long time, and then suddenly display its carniverous nature. Generally these wrasse are known to be docile. Mine only chases its mate, but only sporadically.
     
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    This one is about 4-5 cm, so its still young. I only have larger fish in the DT, so it should be ok.

    Thanx for the advice everyone
     
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    Just don't buy any angels now, especially the bigger species - they like LPS corals :whistling:
     
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    Nope, no Angels..

    Next on the list is a Yellow Tang , then a Purple Tang, and then .... Achilles Tang
     
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    They get this big ------------------>>>>>>>

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    Whoa! now that is sexy!!! So they just eat small fish and small inverts :p ..
     
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    Stunning surge wrasse Sean! Did you catch that?
     
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    Yeah, I caught it some years ago, and caught many more since then, the majority being the size displayed on the pic
     
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    is that alida holding the fish? :)

    lunar wrasses are great in my view, but as said before they grow fast and need a fair amount of substrate to sleep in and a decent sized tank to swim in, i never had any aggression or fish losses from mine.
     
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