I got a new wrasse too!

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  1. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Enjoy him while we can. Not sure he's going to make it.
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    I hope you have better luck than I did Bruce
     
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  3. Tmjvb

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    Is it eating?
     
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    Nope. He's fairly fat right now and very, very active, but he's not eating yet. He get's right into the mix at feeding time and isn't shy, but he ignores whatever I've tried to feed while everyone's eating around him. Just isn't recognizing anything as food.
     
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    is this why you need black worms?
     
  6. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Yep. Going to try that tomorrow.
     
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    Any updates Bruce?
     
  9. Bruce Spiegelman

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    I prefer not to speak of the dead. :(
     
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    :(
    They are really tough. I have heard of a couple success stories though they are few and far between.
     
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    So sorry to hear that


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    Was hoping you had success
     
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    Me too. I've resisted before because I know how hard they are, but this one was huge and fat when I got him. Thought I had a chance. Probably wont try again on these. They are gorgeous, but just don't adapt.
     
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    It was the same for me , fat and looked good. Never ate anything live or frozen. I also wont be trying this fish again
     
  17. Bruce Spiegelman

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    This goes on my list of only if someone's selling one from their own established tank. Even then a transfer can be risky and I've seen fish eat in one tank for years, but stop when moved -- but at least then it would have a chance. Not fair to this species when there's so little chance of it surviving.
     
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    Did you pick him up from aquatic collection? I was there about a month ago and they had a big one in one of the small boxes
     
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    I got mine direct from the wholesaler.
     
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    What type is that ?


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