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View Poll Results: Indicate those species you keep in your tank
Macropharyngodon bipartitus 66 28.70%
Macropharyngodon choati 11 4.78%
Macropharyngodon geoffroy 24 10.43%
Macropharyngodon meleagris 77 33.48%
Macropharyngodon negrosensis 28 12.17%
Other 24 10.43%
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Old 10/10/2018, 09:59 AM   #3776
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In my case it is essentially a mini reef. Live rock, sand, SPS caliber light, small wave pump and a skimmer.


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Old 10/11/2018, 04:12 PM   #3777
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I have an absolutely crazy story about my new bipartus leopard wrasse! It arrived yesterday from LA and was acclimated into my 29 gallon QT. After a few hours of dimmed light, I fed some frozen food for the other fish and to see if she would be interested. She actually started to pick at some food! I went to sleep confident that she would do well but woke up the next morning to an upside-down fish. Surprisingly, she was not dead and started to swim upside-down much to my surprise. I turned off all the pumps and the HOB and went to work. I came back expecting her to be dead, but when I got back she was nowhere to be seen. I looked for her and saw her perched on the powerhead. When I put my finger in the water she started to swim and has been for the last few hours. Do you know what happened? I originally thought that she had a swim bladder issue. Any ideas?


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Old 10/11/2018, 05:51 PM   #3778
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I have an absolutely crazy story about my new bipartus leopard wrasse! It arrived yesterday from LA and was acclimated into my 29 gallon QT. After a few hours of dimmed light, I fed some frozen food for the other fish and to see if she would be interested. She actually started to pick at some food! I went to sleep confident that she would do well but woke up the next morning to an upside-down fish. Surprisingly, she was not dead and started to swim upside-down much to my surprise. I turned off all the pumps and the HOB and went to work. I came back expecting her to be dead, but when I got back she was nowhere to be seen. I looked for her and saw her perched on the powerhead. When I put my finger in the water she started to swim and has been for the last few hours. Do you know what happened? I originally thought that she had a swim bladder issue. Any ideas?
Do you have sand in the QT?


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Old 10/11/2018, 06:54 PM   #3779
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Yes, I have about 2.5" of sand in a large container on the bottom of the QT. He seems to be interested in it and currently swimming over the sandy area.


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Old 10/11/2018, 07:17 PM   #3780
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Yes, I have about 2.5" of sand in a large container on the bottom of the QT. He seems to be interested in it and currently swimming over the sandy area.
At this point Iíd try just putting the sand a couple inches deep directly on the bottom. Itís definitely not a good sign if it wonít burrow.


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Old 10/21/2018, 02:07 AM   #3781
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We need to change this poll. We certainly can keep multiple species of Leopard Wrasses. We should be able to vote multiple times.


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Old 11/03/2018, 08:59 PM   #3782
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We need to change this poll. We certainly can keep multiple species of Leopard Wrasses. We should be able to vote multiple times.
Yup, and there are a bunch of species missing. Lapillus, Moyer, Vivienne, Kuiters, pakako, ornate .... just off the top of my head.


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Old 11/03/2018, 09:26 PM   #3783
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Has anyone had a Melagris turn male lately/yet? My pair of females are doing great, 6 months in the DT now.


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Old 11/04/2018, 07:11 PM   #3784
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I have two pairs in separate tanks. In both cases the larger has mostly turned male. Seems to get stuck, perhaps the fish version of a cross dresser


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Old 11/06/2018, 01:10 PM   #3785
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I have two pairs in separate tanks. In both cases the larger has mostly turned male. Seems to get stuck, perhaps the fish version of a cross dresser
So i had two melagris, one became male in a month, then died 18 months later, my female is still female 4 years later.

I had three blue star, the LFS had 4 tiny (1.5" babies), i bough two, then bough two more 3 days later. Only 3 survived (the first 2 and 1 of the second), but the larger of the first two became male, and the third one in a matter of days of being separated from the group was pre-male, as the male would pick on him. I sold off the larger male and one of the females after 2-3 years so number 3 was left and once the big male was gone she changed and has been male for the last year or so

I also have a potters leopard around 4 years, he has taken his time going make and you can only tell as the colors deepened.

All these fish still live together, so there is little rhyme or reason IME


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Old 11/20/2018, 12:49 AM   #3786
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Yup, and there are a bunch of species missing. Lapillus, Moyer, Vivienne, Kuiters, pakako, ornate .... just off the top of my head.
Pakako? Got some info or a link? Never heard of this one 😃


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Old 11/20/2018, 10:52 AM   #3787
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That’s because I mis-spelled it. Pakoko .... I suspect it’s probably just a regional variant of meleagris.


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Old 12/04/2018, 08:01 AM   #3788
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So after having a failed attempt at purchasing through LA, I decided to go through my LFS for 2 wrasses. I've had good success with other fish from this store. He happened to have an ornate and a meleagris, both females I think.

The mel was definitely eating frozen mysis in the store and has since I got her home. The other wasn't, but both looked in very good health, so I took both.

My QT is set up with live rock, a bit of cheato I took from the DT sump to help bring in some pods, and a 2" sand bed. I did not TTM, afraid it would be too much stress.

My plan is to use the QT for 3 to 4 weeks, and provided they remain healthy and there are no signs of ick, I'll move them to the DT. I have dosed Prazi this week (got them Friday) and will likely do that one more time at least.

I've ordered some more pods to make sure I keep the population up in the QT for the ornate. Should be here by Friday. In the meantime I'm shaking a bit of cheato over the QT, and feeding a bit of mysis when I see them out.

Few questions:

1. How should I handle lighting or day/night cycles? Should I worry about that too much? They get some light from my DT, but I'm mostly running blues to help combat algae right now. I turn the overhead room light on when I get home, but timing isn't very consistent.

2. How much/often do y'all dose prazi in just a QT setting? (I'm used to twice during TTM).

3. Is there any concern if they're staying in the sand for a couple days in a row?


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Old 12/04/2018, 09:06 AM   #3789
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So after having a failed attempt at purchasing through LA, I decided to go through my LFS for 2 wrasses. I've had good success with other fish from this store. He happened to have an ornate and a meleagris, both females I think.

The mel was definitely eating frozen mysis in the store and has since I got her home. The other wasn't, but both looked in very good health, so I took both.

My QT is set up with live rock, a bit of cheato I took from the DT sump to help bring in some pods, and a 2" sand bed. I did not TTM, afraid it would be too much stress.

My plan is to use the QT for 3 to 4 weeks, and provided they remain healthy and there are no signs of ick, I'll move them to the DT. I have dosed Prazi this week (got them Friday) and will likely do that one more time at least.

I've ordered some more pods to make sure I keep the population up in the QT for the ornate. Should be here by Friday. In the meantime I'm shaking a bit of cheato over the QT, and feeding a bit of mysis when I see them out.

Few questions:

1. How should I handle lighting or day/night cycles? Should I worry about that too much? They get some light from my DT, but I'm mostly running blues to help combat algae right now. I turn the overhead room light on when I get home, but timing isn't very consistent.

2. How much/often do y'all dose prazi in just a QT setting? (I'm used to twice during TTM).

3. Is there any concern if they're staying in the sand for a couple days in a row?
Iíd just get a cheap shop light and clip it on the QT set to the same time as your display.

Iíve never had much luck with prazi and leopards. Iíve done much better injecting flagyl into the mysis they were eating every 3 days for a total of 4 treatments. When I just used prazi Iíve have quite a few just waste away even while eating well.


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Old 12/04/2018, 09:16 AM   #3790
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Iíd just get a cheap shop light and clip it on the QT set to the same time as your display.

Iíve never had much luck with prazi and leopards. Iíve done much better injecting flagyl into the mysis they were eating every 3 days for a total of 4 treatments. When I just used prazi Iíve have quite a few just waste away even while eating well.
From intern parasites right? Not the prazi, itself?

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Old 12/04/2018, 09:33 AM   #3791
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From intern parasites right? Not the prazi, itself?

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Old 12/04/2018, 09:45 AM   #3792
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Is there a fish product for Flagyl like prazi that your using or can point me too? I tried a quick Amazon search.

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Old 12/04/2018, 10:30 AM   #3793
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Is there a fish product for Flagyl like prazi that your using or can point me too? I tried a quick Amazon search.

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Not sure. Iíve bought it from SeahorseSource in the past but now I just go to the feed store and thin it with water.


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