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my new build i want a lot of wrasses in there.
one of my favorite fish and i think they will make the tank look more vibrant and active.

i know that wrasses can be aggressive towards each other and kill off other ones.
what species can i keep together,i want atleast 4 wrasses or maybe even 6.

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I know the
christmas wrasse
melanurus wrasse
Radiant Wrasse
flasher wrasses
fairy wrasses
just to name a few

i have a christmas wrasse he's so cool and sleeps in the sand heres a pic.
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How many gallons is the tank?

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How many gallons is the tank?

its about 93 gallons

I know the
christmas wrasse
melanurus wrasse
Radiant Wrasse
flasher wrasses
fairy wrasses
just to name a few

i have a christmas wrasse he's so cool and sleeps in the sand heres a pic.
iphone pic sorry

does he bother any of your shrimp/snails?

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93 gallons I'd go for fairy and flasher wrasses.

Go for any of them except:
Scott's, Roseafasciata, Pylei, Naoka, parrot, and the common red fairy wrasse.

Those are known as fairly aggressive fairies are are definite no nos with other wrasses.

The lined wrasses (six lines, etc) are also definite no nos. Killed all of my fairies even though it was the last one introduced.

If you can, try to introduce them around the same time, If you can't, acclimation box them to get used to each other.

Radiant wrasse and anampses family are good too, but get slightly large.

Avoid the coris family, with maybe the exception of the yellow coris. Most of them get very large and love to flip rockwork over (I've experienced it in person in someone else's tank, he was very annoyed by it).

Hope this helps.

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So would I be able to order 3 Christmas wrasses from liveaqaria and keep them
In the tank without issues?

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So would I be able to order 3 Christmas wrasses from liveaqaria and keep them
In the tank without issues?

I wouldn't get three. One is enough but the christmas wrasse can get aggressive as it gets older, so if you plan on having other wrasses get those first. Liveaquaria is out of stock on the xmas wrasses anyways. I hear that the xmas wrasse might eat small inverts (like small cleaner shrimps, crabs, etc) so be careful there.

The only halichoeres I trust and love is the radiant wrasse.

Safe bets for wrasses are the fairies and flashers, like I suggested earlier. I've kept my fair share of wrasses so I'm just speaking out of experience.

Edited by buddythelion, 09 April 2012 - 03:17 PM.

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my solon sixline and exquisite all get along fine


i also have a mystery and a solon in another tank without issues
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Okay dope,gonna order some flashers

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