Slippery Dick


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Care Level: Beginner

Minimum Tank Requirements: 40 Gallons

Diet: Carnivore

Reef Safe: No

Temperament: May pick on smaller fish

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Product Description

Slippery Dicks are entertaining wrasses that do best in fish only aquariums. They are great beginner fish because they are very tough and eat everything. They are white with a black stripe in their juvenile phase, but develop into very colorful supermales. There’s always something to watch in an aquarium with a Slippery Dick because they actively swim around the aquarium during the day.

Please Note:  Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined.  All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system.  If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank.  If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak.  We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we don’’t always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed.  A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.


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