Free: Yellow Wrasse (South Bay)

Discussion in 'Pay It Forward' started by revnull, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. revnull

    revnull Guest

    Disclaimer: This is not my photo, but best I could find that shows full color.

    Free to a good home. Very healthy eater (pellets, mysis, vermetid snails). Great tank mate... until my clowns started to lay eggs.

    I originally added this wrasse after reading about it's ability to eat vermetid snails (My old tank was infested). I've had "him" for almost 2 years now and "he" has been an awesome addition. He did a great job of beating back the vermetid infestation in my old tank, but now he needs a new home.

    Over a year after moving to my new tank, my clowns have finally started laying eggs again. This seems to have triggered a primal response in my wrasse. He does nothing but pester my clowns day and night trying to get at the clutch of eggs. While I like my wrasse, I love my clowns (my female is older then my 1st born, 10+ years).

    If you have plenty of swimming room and rockwork/sandbed for this guy to sleep in, he is yours for the taking. I was able to catch him today in my makeshift fish trap, so the clock is ticking. Since being caught and confined, he has lost some color in his body. He did the same thing when I transferred him from the old to the new tank. He should color up after acclimating to his new home.

    Please PM me if interested.
  2. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    I would love to have him in my tank what nice colors, but not sure if my Watermelon Wrasse would appreciate
  3. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    Those are awesome work horses for a Zoanthid collector as a guard dog.
  4. Prisonfood53

    Prisonfood53 Guest

    How large is it? What is its temperament? I have a 45 gal AIO with a very small gold stripe maroon (1") and a YWG. Would this wrasse be compatible?


  5. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Most maroon clowns are mean! I have seen some nice exceptions. How big is your maroon clown? Currently the maroon clown is the only fish that swims around the tank. Your YW goby mostly stays on the ground. This wrasse would also swim around. Your clown may punk him which may put him in his place or it may kill him.

    I dont think it'll work but let's see what others think.
  6. Prisonfood53

    Prisonfood53 Guest

    Clown is maybe 1" very small. And the YWG seems to think its a blenny or something cuz he's always in the water column. I do have an anemone so that could make the clown more aggressive in the future right?

    Just checking since its such a good looking fish (if it looks like the pic). If someone else has a more appropriate home for it I would definitely concede

    Last edited: Mar 11, 2015
  7. revnull

    revnull Guest

    Prisonfood53, he is about 4" long and a very energetic swimmer. Always swimming the length of the tank (48"). He has been very peaceful until my clown started laying eggs. I'm thinking, the longer the tank, the better.
  8. Prisonfood53

    Prisonfood53 Guest

    My tank is probably not for him as its more cubish and he's a little big. Good luck finding him a home

  9. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    I have one, he's only 2" and has no tail (got him that way) my ocellaris and flameback went after him the first day till he pulled his disappearing act in the sand bed, now they're all buddies & steal food right from each other's mouths, awesome fish and fun to watch, had no idea they can be that big...
  10. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

    Hello Revnull,

    Your wrasse might find a happy home in my tank. It is a 4 foot long, 75 gallon bowfront with probably about 4 inches of sand bed. It doesnt have many fish, mostly corals. A watchdog for our zoanthids sounds like a good thing! We could pick him up either tonight or tomorrow night.
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  11. revnull

    revnull Guest

    Thanks for everyone's interest in providing a good home for my wayward wrasse. He has found a new tank to call home.
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  12. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

    He seems nice and happy in our tank. He's been eating and swimming laps around the tank. Thanks again Revnull!

    (sorry, this photo is huge..)
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  13. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Very nice picture! We should start up a photography contest on the forum soon :)
  14. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Looks like a banana wrasse. I thought it was a coris for a minute there.

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