Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by D0661E750, Sep 24, 2015.
Some yellow wrasse (unknown name)?
Please advise. Thank you.
Yellow Coris wrasse sleeps in the sand...
McCoskers Flasher doesn't...
In general, Paracheilinus, Cirrhilabrus don't need sand bed while other families do, mainly Anampses, Formosa, gaimard, and Halichoeres
my previous fairies didn't, all leopards go straight to the sand. My exquisite sleeps in between the rocks.
I have a Halichoeres and they need a sand bed but I wouldn't say they disturb it. I challenge anyone to find one in the sand when they dive in, they don't leave a trace. That said any of the flashers will sleep in rocks not the sand. They are also more peaceful than the Halichoeres. I would discourage anyone from getting a cleaner wrasse, they are best left in the sea. Besides the flasher wrasses are much more colorful and they've got great personalities.
I couldn't find my Melanurus when I was trying to remove all the fish to medicate. Removed all the rocks but no wrasse. Started stirring up the sand and still no wrasse, but that caused the water to get cloudy so I could have missed her coming up then back down.
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I had the same experience once with my Biocellatus. I drug my fingers through every inch of sand and couldn't find her. I once accidentally found her cleaning, scared the heck out of me when she shot out of the sand bed like a rocket.
Could you expand on your opinion about cleaner wrasses?
I know they've been bred in captivity so perhaps they can be kept long.
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