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04-14-2012, 11:51 PM
Originally Posted by MizTanks
Beautiful fish! What makes it for *experts only*?
Like all the Leopard Wrasses, they are "Expert Only" because they are not good shippers, most die before even making it to a LFS, even then many die because of injuries suffered during shipping (driving into the bag messing their head/ mouths up), or simply never come out of the sand. They can be hard to get to eat especially initially as well and have a fairly specialized diet (but can be switched over to tank foods decently..... if you can get them out of the sand and eating anyways).
A high pod/ "bug" population is a must atleast until you can get them eating prepared foods, but I think they are good to have anyways as even with multiple feedings my Potters pair are constantly hunting pods and other microcritters! Peaceful tankmates are also beneficial if not required, especially initially. If you are looking to add busier/ more aggressive types of fish these types must be added AFTER a leopard wrasse is introduced and settled in if at all!
We now have 3 or 4 of the Leopard wrasses in the "Fish collector"
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