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HaleyM 03-25-2012 03:27 PM

Dusky Wrasse?
 
So I popped in my local saltwater store, and found a gorgeous fish! It was mislabled as a christmas wrasse. I thought it was some type of leopard wrasse based on the mouth. Turns out its a Dusky Wrasse. The only problem is, I am having a hard time finding information on this fish. Every site seems to have a completely different opinion. Some say its peaceful others say its semi-aggressive, and that its difficult to keep or super easy. Nobody even seems to know if it is safe in a reef or with crustaceans! He/She is really beautiful, and quite large! About 6" which most sites say is their max? I just need some solid info on this fish!!!

Reefing Madness 03-25-2012 03:43 PM

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Dusky Wrasse, Halichoeres marginatus
This site is pretty close to being dead on about most fish.

HaleyM 03-25-2012 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1024488)
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Dusky Wrasse, Halichoeres marginatus
This site is pretty close to being dead on about most fish.

That is the first site I checked, and the one where I identified it as a Dusky. But it say it is reef-safe, but is in the fish-only tank section? So that confuses me a bit! It also says small wild shrimp? Do you think it would go after my 2 inch cleaner shrimp if the fish is 6 inches? All the other things it eats is beneficial. But I don't want to lose my cleaner shrimp (he even cleans my hands lol)!

Reefing Madness 03-25-2012 05:55 PM

Usually even the meat eating fish will not kill the Cleaner Shrimp, because they know the benefit of that one.

HaleyM 03-25-2012 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1024595)
Usually even the meat eating fish will not kill the Cleaner Shrimp, because they know the benefit of that one.

What about peppermint shrimp? I might have to get a ton of them for my aiptasia problem.

Reefing Madness 03-25-2012 10:07 PM

If in doubt, don't get the fish.


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