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post #1 of 5 Old 01-23-2008, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
Any cleaners that a Wrasse or Trigger will not eat?

Anyone had any luck with a cleaner crew with a Ornate (Christmas) Wrasse and/or Picasso Trigger? I figured I was completely out of luck but thought I would ask?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-24-2008, 11:32 AM
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I don't think there is any cleaner crew that can survive a trigger.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-18-2008, 02:25 PM

The Ornate is a very pretty wrasse but it will eat a variety of small invertebrates, including small clams, chitons, fan worms and even small cucumbers.

On the other hand, the Clown Fairy Wrasse (also known by:Tricolor Fairy Wrasse, Solor Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Red Head Wrasse, Solorensis Fairy Wrasse) does not eat any invertebrates and is a great reef fish. I have 6 cleaner shrimps and they get along fine.

Now the trigger - that is another issue -

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post #4 of 5 Old 02-23-2008, 10:21 AM
Almost anything you add after the trigger, he will view as food. I have seen people put their fish in a temporary tank for about a week, place the cleaning crew in the tank, and then re-introduce the trigger back to the tank.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-01-2008, 09:58 PM
I disagree trigger can eat inverts but notnecesarily.
I currenly own multiple wrasses and have had x-hatch in my reefs w/o issues with them eating my cleaners and so forth. As far as my snails that's a dif story-radiant/yellow coris are voracious snail eaters. HTH
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