What wrasse

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  1. maj

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    I have a slight fireworm and tubeworm outbreak ,after lotsa of reading i decided il try to add a wrasse to sort this out.

    What wrasse is best fit for the job?also must be very nice looking at not break the bank either:p
    Fish mates are
    Regal angel
    Lamarck angel
    Rusty angel
    Regal tang
    perc clowns
    filefish
    2 sandsifter gobies goldhead
    few snails
    hermits

    and few peices of mushroom

    in 2metre tank and +- 3cm sandbed
     
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  3. Dusty

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    A banana wrasse ?? reef safe and doesnt grow big!
     
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    Moon wrasse , but it grows big...
    Solarensis wrasse - awsome when fully colored.

    But Flatworm exit works like a charm
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    6line is also a good choice
     
  6. maj

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    arent they known for being aggro?
     
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    solarensis,looks cool
    do u get these in?and approx pricing?
     
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    I had a 6 line in my previous tank - i love him! never had/heard of any problems with 6lines
     
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    Hi Maj - we have one in full color available awesome condition. ;)
    _ R369.95 :whistling:
     
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    6line is the best, i have one and he keeps my clams happy and pest free, also my zoas
     
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    i also have a leopard wrasse, keeps things neat and tidy
     
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    i also have a 6line! great fish to have
     
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    ive got a delightful 6line, tame and fat, but he doesnt nescesarily go for bristle worms, pods he smashes though. id look at the lunar (moon wrasse) although i dont have experience with solarius so cant comment on them. leopard wrasse cdont normally feed on brisle worms either.
     
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    So many wrasse to choose from,let me do lots more research on these guys.thnks for the advice peeps
     
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    Pretty much any Halichoeres are awesome IME.
     
  16. Quintin

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    How about a short nosed hawkfish.
    It will most def sort out your tube worm problem.
     
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    Just keep them well fed, they will chow your cleaner shrimp and snails... I had a nutrient problem and I reduced feeding to once a day for 2 weeks and my hawkie started eating my snails and killed one of my skunk cleaner shrimp. He also went aggro on my hermits... As soon as I upped the feeding again he was well behaved. The local Banana wrasse are cool and the 6 lines are good too IMO
     
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    The 6line seems like the favourite so far and looks very cool aswell.

    what about the longnose hawk?
     
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    Here is a long read-up on them if you are interested.
    Longnose Hawkfish, Oxycirrhites typus
     
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    Longnose hawks are pretty awesome. Quite peaceful as hawks go, though will still eat shrimps.

    Why don't you go for a little group of Halichoeres chrysus? If you add a group of small ones/females then one will turn male. They add a lot of colour and movement to a tank and don't bother any other fish IME.
     
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    How about a leopard wrasse?
    Have one of these in my tank and he is awesome.
     
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