McCosker’s Flasher Wrasse having Cerith and Nassarius snails
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– Hello Crew! Let me start by saying thank you for the excellent job you do! Now for my question. I want to know if the McCosker’s Flasher wrasse and Carpenter Wrasse will be compatible with my clean up crew? I have read on several online retailers web sites that this fish is « Reef safe » and will not harm inverts. Is this true? I really enjoy the work that my Nassarius, Cerith and Nerite snails do. They are excellent little scavengers and I don’t want to add anything to the system that is going to hunt them down and kill them. The system is a 105 Gallon Half hexagon with a 35 Gallon sump/refugium with Chaeto and Macro growing in the refugium. 4-5″ DSB in display tank and refugium, ETSS Reef Devil Skimmer, 1/4 hp Chiller, Mag 18 Return pump with 3x 1/2″ water outlets, 4x65watt PC’s and approximately 65 Lbs of Live rock. The system is cycled and about 2 months old indonesiancupid. I purchased a kit of Copepods and amphipods along with only snails for the clean up crew. My goal is to research all the fish prior to purchasing them so that everyone gets along in a nice little community. Are there any Gobies or blennies that you might also recommend that will not feed on my clean up crew. Thank You so Much! onga, Ca.
Labrid comp. 7/ Hi all, This one will be real quick. What is your opinion on keeping a Sixline Wrasse, and some sort of Fairy Wrasse in the same 75 gallon tank? Thanks, Marc
R2: Fairy Wrasses In a 350g Reef Tank – Eric, <> Just wanted to update you on my fairy wrasse project
RE: Fairy Wrasses In a 350g Reef Tank – Great name! <> Just 3 quick follow up questions. <> I assume that when you say 2 harems of the same species you mean to add 10 or so with 2 being males and they will naturally split into 2 harems, or should I add batches of 5 and 5. <> Also, I know you gave « approval » for a lone flame fairy wrasse. Would it be possible to have another harem of a different species, or better yet, several lone wrasses of different species? <> I know my tank is big, but I think I may be pushing it! <> Lastly, I am going to put a plastic mesh over the openings (1/2″ openings in a grid). Is this the best cover to minimize the amount of light lost before it even enters the tank? <> Thanks for the quick response. <> Looking forward to my fairy wrasse display. Eric <>
<> Monday I added 3 fairy wrasses (Solar, Whipfin, and Exquisite). <> They are all doing remarkable well, and eating anything I throw in the tank. <> The most surprising thing is that they are all « buddies ». <> The Whipfin is the dominant individual, but they all get along surprisingly well. <> I also added a Powder Blue Tang Monday (after 2+ weeks quarantine and 3 healthy months in my LFS, I decided he was as healthy as any other tang). <> This Tuesday I get my shipment of McCosker’s (10 females and 2 males) <> and my flame wrasse. <> I will also be adding a Purple Tang, Mimic (Chocolate Tang), and Blue Tang (they are currently in quarantine). Also, I should be getting a Magnificent Foxface in that I will add on Tuesday as well without quarantine (as advised on your site). <> I am nearing a maximum in my tank (350 gallons) but would a school of cardinals be ok to add (you gave the thumbs down on Chromis)? <> Thanks again for everything. <> I will let you know how the McCosker’s do next week. <> I’ll send a pic once they all settle down. <> By the way, this has been a good lesson in fish aren’t dry goods. <> I wanted all of the fairy wrasses at once, but it was impossible. Eric Alspaugh <>