Whats up with my banana wrasse?

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by Mekaeel, 21 Jun 2007.

  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    howzit crew.just over a month back i bought a banana wrasse.beautiful fish always swimming around,until about 3 weeks ago i couldnt find him,anyway thought he died.yesterdat he popped out and went for one long swim in the tank and went to the back of the rockwork and dissappeared again.
    anyone know whats happening?
    cool
     
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  3. Afsal

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    something might be stressing it out .... u kno the story with wrasses & burying themselves !!!
     
  4. fisheye

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    agree beautiful fish,I have noticed that they are more nervous than other ,usually boistrous ,wrasses.Have had one banana jumping from the tank before,current one always around even when actinics are on for last hour at night.
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    weired.i wonder what could be stressing him out.the only othe fish i introduced to my system after him were goldies.
     
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    Yes stress is most definitely a likely cause of your banana not coming out to play for 3 weeks. Not to worry this is perfectly normal. If the condition persists give me your email address and I can forward plenty emails with medication at great prices.
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you sound worse than my doc rory :lol:
     
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    If he is still eating i wouldn't worry too much, he will settle down again.
     
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    thanks alan.he's been hiding,haven seen him come out out when its meal times though...well just gota wait and see how he does
     
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    Hey Guys. I just put a Banana wrasse in my tank. First thing he did was head fro the sand. I thought as much that this was a stress related behavior. But can anyone tell me what these little critters are normally like in a tank. What are some of the behavioural traits of this fish?
     
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    They really are beautiful community fish. Always checking in between crevices etc looking for pods. A very easy beginner fish.
     
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    I suspect your lack of substrate is stressing the fish out.

    (It stresses me out when I look at your pictures)
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    If you are referring to me, I think you are mistaken. Look at the date again (21-06-2007). This was my old featured tank in 2007! Oh yeah, and it had had over 60kg's of substrate. :biggrin:
     
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    I have two and its Quite fun watch them chasing each other. They extremely fast and im just waiting patiently when they will swim headon into a rock. But they disappear into the substrate way before lights out
     
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    :blush::banghead::oops::wacky:
     
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    :ban:
     
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