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Old 11-11-2017, 12:02 PM
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Fish Wrasse problems

I been trying to keep wrasse , I have done my research but the keep dying on me. They hide all the time dobt come our to eat. The only one I have managed to keep is a Lubbock wrasse he barely come out but he is alive and I see him a little bit each day. What am I doing wrong
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:10 PM
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What are the other tank mates?
Tank size?
What type of wrassses died?
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:08 PM
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And Do you have a sand bed?
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It's a 150 gal tank with a dsb, I ha e 3 clowns, 1 tang , black cap basslets, orchids dotty back ,2 damsels,1 flame Angel. I lost n orange black wrasse, a exquisite wrasse and a flasher wrasse. The only one that survived is the Lubbock wrasse
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:54 PM
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Age of tank .... acclimate procedures and have they eaten before going into tank ?

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Old 11-12-2017, 02:35 PM
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I would get an acclimation box. The basslet, dotty back and damsels can be nasty fish and may go after the wrasses when first introduced. Most of the time wrasses tend to lay down when first put in the tank. An acclimation box will give them a chance to rest and start to eat without getting picked on.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:41 PM
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I have acclamation box and the tank is over 1o years old, the wrasse aren't harassed much at all by anyone, the basslets and dotty back don't bother then at all, the damsels give chase alittle but nothing out of the ordinary.
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Make sure the Wrasses look healthy and eating before you buy next time. Note:- Collection method maybe the reason. Whoever Some wrasses are not easy to keep, some come with intestinal worms. Overall wrasses are hardy
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you got some of the meanest fish in your tank, of course, they will hide till they die. its not an immediate harassment, its the thought of coming out into a cage fight everytime they come out which stresses them to die prematurely. flasher wrasses are pretty much like anthia they need to eat constantly. its best to just stick to fairy wrasses.

i would say if you want to be successful with wrasse, you have to restart your stock and if you want to keep those fish. REmove your current stock and put in wrasses and rearrange the rock work and put in your current fish a month or so later
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The dotty back is probably the aggressor. but you seem to think the tank is safe enough. I find wrasses very hard to kill. the specific individual wrasses you picked up may have been sick to begin with. Make sure they are feeding well before you even put them in the tank, you have to train them to your foods. then let them live in the acclimation box, for a while, before release, even at that point, I use an acclimation box with an opening so the fish can come and go as it pleases.
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