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Jessican

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Not a wrasse but similar to it - have you considered a yellow candy hogfish? They’re one of my favorites - brightly colored, super active, and a good size for that tank. Mine gets along just fine with my possum wrasse, too, so you could even do both. :)
 

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Not a wrasse but similar to it - gave you considered a yellow candy hogfish? They’re one of my favorites - brightly colored, super active, and a good size for that tank. Mine gets along just fine with my possum wrasse, too, so you could even do both. :)
That’s beautiful. Thank you. I was hoping to add a wrasse, but the boss lady is going like this one a lot. I’ll show her the wrasses and the hogfish tomorrow and see what she thinks. This will be the last addition to the tank, so since she wants me to get something colorful and active I will let her make the final choice.
 

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That’s beautiful. Thank you. I was hoping to add a wrasse, but the boss lady is going like this one a lot. I’ll show her the wrasses and the hogfish tomorrow and see what she thinks. This will be the last addition to the tank, so since she wants me to get something colorful and active I will let her make the final choice.
Google tells me that hogfish are in the wrasse family so you both win :)
 

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that's interesting, usually hogfish and wrasses don't go together well. is the hogfish fully grown? evolved and eatbreakfast were always pretty resistant to the idea of hogfish with wrasses
 

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Jessican

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that's interesting, usually hogfish and wrasses don't go together well. is the hogfish fully grown? evolved and eatbreakfast were always pretty resistant to the idea of hogfish with wrasses
The yellow candy hogfish stays pretty small, so maybe that’s why he hasn’t been a problem? I think they’re a little different than some of the larger ones. The possum wrasse does chase him around sometimes but there hasn’t been any fighting.
 

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I do have a coral beauty in the tank already, should it be a problem adding the yellow candy hogfish?
I’m asking because I previously had a coral beauty that almost bullied my Midas blenny to death. Sadly that one passed shortly after putting it in a time out quarantine. I rolled the dice and added the new one after the Midas healed. It’s been a model citizen and is has been extremely docile. It’s even been punked a few times by a clown goby. I want just to avoid a situation if the two species are not compatible.
 
I do have a coral beauty in the tank already, should it be a problem adding the yellow candy hogfish?
I’m asking because I previously had a coral beauty that almost bullied my Midas blenny to death. Sadly that one passed shortly after putting it in a time out quarantine. I rolled the dice and added the new one after the Midas healed. It’s been a model citizen and is has been extremely docile. It’s even been punked a few times by a clown goby. I want just to avoid a situation if the two species are not compatible.
If that the case and you want to try it given this CB is more docile, you could add one in an acclimation box and see what the CB does. Would at least save you from trying to catch in the tank.
 

Jessican

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that's interesting, usually hogfish and wrasses don't go together well. is the hogfish fully grown? evolved and eatbreakfast were always pretty resistant to the idea of hogfish with wrasses
Oh, also, he was previously in the tank with my fairy wrasses, and got moved because my peppermint hogfish decided to relentlessly attack him. The peppermint then turned on the wrasses as well and took a chunk out of one before I rehomed him. So no issues with the yellow and my wrasses, just don’t get a peppermint.
 
I would like to send a huge Thank You to Hunter (Evolved) for sharing his updated Fairy Wrasse Compatibility chart that I've attached to post 1 of this thread so that people dont have to dig for it.
Excellent! Great resource! Thank you.

BTW - C. Brunneus is an excellent choice! I had one that would eat out of my hands. Peaceful and stays smaller than most of Cirrhilabrus. Plus it breaks up the orange and red and yellow color combo of alot of other wrasse.
 
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