Wrassemania

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(FTS December 2016)


This is my mixed reef. It is ruled by Wrasses. I call it Wrassemania.


Started April 2016
1500mm x 700mm x 500mm
Approximately 600 litre total water volume


I upgraded in April 2016 from a previous 200 litre tank, that ran from June 2014. Some of the animals and rock are from that tank.


The Fish
(in order of appearance)


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Pterapogon kauderni


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Nemateleotris magnifica


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Gramma loreto


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Wetmorella tanakai


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Halichoeres lecoxanthus


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Paracheilinus mccoskeri


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Koumansetta hectori


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Cirrhilabrus solorensis


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Doryrhamphus excisus excisus


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Cirrhilabrus lubbocki


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Cirrhilabrus isosceles


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Paracheilinus cyaneus


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Halichoeres marginatus


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Synchiropus sycorax


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Corythoichthys polynotatus
 
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PsyXe

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You have REALLY good taste in fish! May I ask, where did you get the Wetmorella and how much did you pay for it? You can PM me if you like (aka if you don't want to make all your secrets public) :) How big was your S. sycorax when you got it and how big is it now?
P.S. You passed up the golden opportunity to call it Wrasslemania? :D
 
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Thanks everyone.

May I ask, where did you get the Wetmorella and how much did you pay for it?
He was actually my first wrasse, the one that started my love for wrasses. I've had him since May 2015; he's from Wild on Pets and at the time I paid just under R500 for him. I go there fairly often, and haven't seen any since then. I've seen other species here and there around Joburg, but have only seen tanakai this one time.

How big was your S. sycorax when you got it and how big is it now?
He is actually a fairly recent addition, got him in October 2016. He went into my coral QT for a month, where I taught him to eat live baby brine shrimp from a feeder, as well as frozen cyclops. Now he even eats frozen brine shrimp, if he can catch it. He has not grown noticeably since I got him. I'm currently looking for a female.
 
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Here is my newest resident, Macropharyngodon bipartitus.

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She spent two and a half months in QT, after unfortunately developing an eye ailment shortly after getting her. She has since lost the eye completely, but after almost four weeks in my display, I'm happy that she has adjusted well to live in the community, and the others have accepted her without any problems.
 
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