Wrasse Shoal maybe?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by rygh, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    For my next big fish addition, I was thinking of getting a group of 5 wrasses.
    Possibly Longfin or a Whipfin Fairy Wrasse.

    Questions:
    Anyone out there have experience with groups?
    Great ideas on which Wrasse?
    Think I would be better off with Anthias instead?

    I have a 240 gallon fairly peaceful reef tank, with a tightly closed top.
    Prefer to keep price reasonable, since it is a group.
    Want to stick to a type that will be fine with brine/mysis, and maybe even flake, not require zooplankton.
     
  2. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    The 5 McCoskers I have are doing fine. They don't necessarily shoal b/c of the dominant male flashing and keeping the others in check. Although, since I added the red filimentous & mystery wrasses they pretty much run the show. They all eat Spectrum pellets as well as frozen foods.

    Anthias are on the short list to add to the tank, although anthias can be touchy and require more feedings.
     
  3. iani

    iani Guest

    Longfin fairies are extremely aggressive. I would stay away from them.
     
  4. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Great data!
    Looking more after your note, it seems most of the standard fish sites list them
    as peaceful, probably a default based on general fairy wrasse assumptions.
    But other real hobbyists on RC/etc have the same opinion as you.

    Sounds like a red fin might be more of what I need.

    Unless of course I decide to switch to a couple sets of flasher wrasse.
    It hear 2 sets of 3 can work, and really brings out the color and display.
    A male + 2 females, of two different species.

    But all of this also depends so much on what I can actually BUY.
    Not so easy finding females. ;)
     
  5. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Finding females and keeping them that way is the hard part.
     

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