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Old 07-07-2019, 06:07 PM
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Ornate leopard wrasse and Radiant wrasse

I have two beautiful wrasses that eat everything and I mean everything I throw in the tank. Flakes, pellets you name it. Just curious if anyone has any experience with these fish. I really wanted to add some snails and shrimp to the tank but I have a feeling these wrasses would make a costly snack out of them. Any information would be helpful. Thanks.
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:13 PM
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I had both fish with snails and cleaner shrimp with no issues but each fish is different. I would be more concerned about the radiant then the leopard. Also if you add shrimp make sure you lower them into the rocks with a net rather then just throwing them in since they may think its food.
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:33 PM
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What concerns me so much is I started feeding frozen clams and these two seem highly predatory. They rip chunks of clam out. They are big eaters. Maybe I should try a peppermint shrimp first.
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:54 PM
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Anyone else have any experience with one or both of these fish?
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:55 PM
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What concerns me so much is I started feeding frozen clams and these two seem highly predatory. They rip chunks of clam out. They are big eaters. Maybe I should try a peppermint shrimp first.
Peppermints will have less of a chance then cleaners or blood shrimp.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:28 PM
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Hello, I keep multiple wrasse, including the ones you mentioned, the issue is that hermits, snail, and shrimp are part of their diet.so if you have a clean up crew you may lose a hermit or shrimp here and there. I'm not saying that they will eat all your crew but be prepared to lose some.
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:03 PM
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I have a radiant and he could care less about snails, hermit, emerald crabs. He loves pellets.
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