Second time I lost a sixline wrasse ????

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Second time I lost a sixline wrasse ????

Postby darryn » Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:04 pm

About a month ago i added a sixline wrasse but he only lived a couple days and completely dissapeared. After checking water parameters, all seemed ok. Last Friday i purchased another sixline wrasse from a differant store. I went with a very slow drip method acclimation of 2 hours. Everything seemed great for 5 days, swimming with others and eating. I saw him Thursday am before work, and never seen him again! Here were his tankmates:

small-med yellow tang
percula clown
lawnmower goby
small pajama cardinal
choc chip star
and about a dozen small crabs/snails

This is all in a 26 bow, which i know may have been a bit small.

any theorys?
I was hoping the sixline wrasse would help the bristleworm population.
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Postby Admin » Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:16 pm

well
they do hide VERY well

I doubt the fish you mentioned would have killed him

If he did die then the crabs and bristleworms ate the body

He might still be there
wrasses like to bury in sand
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Postby darryn » Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:29 pm

I searched about 2 hours on and off last night, so i will keep trying and keep my fingers crossed. If he is in fish-heaven, does it seem peculiar i keep losing this species?
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Postby Admin » Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:43 pm

almost forgot
Wrasse jump GOOD too

keep water slightly shallow
and tank well covered
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Postby darryn » Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:02 pm

He's Back !!! I cant beleive he hid for hours! Thanks for the tip.
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Another thing to keep an eye on

Postby TheFishGuy » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:38 pm

Keep an eye on the chocolate chip starfish.
They are a carnivorous star.
I saw one catch a clownfish once.
Don't ask me how he did it, but he was able to get one leg on it, and that was all she wrote.

Just my 2 cents......

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