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Old 01/09/2008, 01:02 PM
smklaw smklaw is offline
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Best wrasse for mantipora eating nudibraches?

Looking for advise on the best wrasse for mantipora nudibraches? I just had my first outbreak of the little bugs adn they quickly ate in coral before I even knew what I had and now they are working on the 2nd. I just added an African Radiant Wrasse last night, but it turns out I love the fish and would like to find other useful species.
Old 01/09/2008, 01:36 PM
StrategicReef StrategicReef is offline
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You love the fish, so why not let it eat the nudis?
The radiant is supposed to eat those nudis.

So will yellow coris wrasse they are in the same family not sure if they will fight, also all your pods will be gone too.
Old 01/09/2008, 01:45 PM
smklaw smklaw is offline
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Sorry, let me clarify. I am keeping the fish and I desperately want it to eat the nudibranches, I just meant I have never kept wrasses before. I now realize that I love the fish because of the way it is always swimming around and picking at stuff all day. I would just like to find a couple other compatible (preferably hardy) species to add.
Old 01/09/2008, 02:56 PM
al abaqueta al abaqueta is offline
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Yellow coris wrasse should be helpful. A great colorful addition and peaceful. Hope this helps. Al
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Old 01/09/2008, 03:04 PM
mixed_reefer mixed_reefer is offline
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I found my ornate wrasse had kept a monti nudi population in check for a year, to the point that i had no idea they were there. I traded the fish off and the nudis exploded. I always wondered why he hung out around that coral, now i know.
Old 01/09/2008, 04:01 PM
MiddletonMark MiddletonMark is offline
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I found manual eradication to be the most effective practice.
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:24 PM
Marko9 Marko9 is offline
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Wrasses won't eat the eggs so you will always be fighting your problem

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