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Old 11-14-2017, 02:23 PM
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I don't think aggression is the issue. The Orangeback is very delicate IME as are many flashers. The Exquisite generally not. As Dre suggested, I suspect poor collection/handling. I'd bet these are Indo collected and Indo fish always run the risk of cyanide collection.
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:34 PM
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Wrasse are tricking your better off buying it from a fellow reefers that has had it for a while
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:01 PM
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I don't think aggression is the issue. The Orangeback is very delicate IME as are many flashers. The Exquisite generally not. As Dre suggested, I suspect poor collection/handling. I'd bet these are Indo collected and Indo fish always run the risk of cyanide collection.


Yup. Indo collected wrasses are hit or miss.


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Old 12-16-2017, 11:05 PM
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Just lost a orange back. Wasn't even a week old.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:18 PM
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After multiple attempts, I have given up on orange backs
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:19 PM
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Do you qt fish before adding them?


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Old 12-16-2017, 11:35 PM
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I got an orangeback as a baby about 9 months ago and he is thriving like no other. Getting big and is fat and healthy and very active fish. Beautiful to look at. As far as my experience I have never ever had any issue with a wrasse before. Comes down to two options which were mentioned, unhealthy fish or aggression by your more aggressive fish. I suspect it to be the other fish as fighting probably happened at night and the fish just became stressed and tired. Stick with easier wrasses first and then experiment. A very hardy wrasse I never had issues with was a melanarus...
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