Sixline wrasse

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  1. Mekaeel

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    hey crew.ive been thinking about introducing a sixline wrasse to my new cube.i have one in my 6ft tank and really love these guys.now my major concern is that the cube is bare bottom.will it be just cruel to introduce it to a barebottom system or will it be fine with just the LR to hide and sleep in?
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    Think barebottom is a good idea, at least you'll see him 24/7. Unlike mine that I see maybe once a week...LoL
     
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    You could work around it by putting a small container of sand into the tank. Put him in last though, they do become aggresive when established.
     
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    Agree with the aggressiveness. Mien fights with any new additions that are similar size and shape incl. fire gobies, hawkfish, royal gramma.

    I've had mine nearly 2 1/2 years, for mosty of that time I had a DSB in my display, but he never buried himself, now I have been BB for six months and he still swims around like always.
     
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    yeah thats true.mines is only 3cm and a corky little bugger.only problem,a small container in a small tank not gonna look so cool :(
     
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    sorry we posted at the same time Clinton.so you say yours is fine without a sand bed?think i'll give it a go then
     
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    Yes, but mine never buried itself even when I had substrate.
     
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    ive never seen mines burry itself .just when my lights go out i dont spot him,so really dont know if he's in the substrate or hiding in the rockwork
     
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    sixline wrasse (Diurnal)

    The Sixline Wrasse sleep at nite and are active during the day.
    another interesting thing about the Sixline Wrasse is they sleep in a kind of cocoon made from mucus, it is thought that the cocoon protects them from predators while they sleep by hiding there scent.
     
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    yes i noticed that cocoon,when i help a friend at a LFS unpack new stock.they form a cacoon in that bag they are in
     
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    Mekaeel i have a sixline in my system but then im half bare half substrate i have just sloped the substrate and contained it with a shelf under my rock work. It works fine as the substrate is pretty fine and most detritus just naturally rolls to the fronts of the tank.
     
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    Tridan,doesnt the substrate tend to go all over the place with the powerheads?
     
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    It took a while to settle hence my help is needed thread but its cool now have filtered the really fine particulate matter out with a canister filter full of floss and its fine.
     
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    sounds cool.but gonna try n do away with the sand box in my system
     
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    Chatted to a mate of mine in pe today he reckons that most wrasse do not bury themselves in the wild to sleep, in the wild its more of a protection thing.

    Hiding from predators.

    Do not know how true this is as i have no means to varify it but thought i might aswell pass on the info.
     
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    thanks for that Tridan.so the burrying is basically just a defensive technique
     
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    From what was explained to me yeah.
     
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    like to see how the actual cocoon is made by them
     
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