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  1. #1
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    Jun 2005

    Bell's flasher wrasse

    I'm hoping some of you on this forum can help me. I found an old thread dealing with P. bellae and noticed descriptions of some strange behavior. P. bellae normally inhabits beds of mixed algae on a fine sand bottom at depths of 90-130 feet. In the wild, it presumeably buries itself in the sand at night. Several aquarists described the fish as creating a mucus cocoon at night. This is highly interesting behavior, and I'd like to pass it along to people who study this. Photos would be especially great.

    Thanks in advance,
    Dave Johnson
    Dave Johnson

  2. #2
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    dave, ther is quite a few wrasses that make cocoons at night.
    most of the cirrhilabrus family do this.

  3. #3
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    That's true, but most Cirrhilabrus live on coral reefs and pinnacles. C. johnsoni and P.bellae do not, so I was surprised to hear about the cocoon. I have emailed Dr. Randall with the report and hope to hear back from him soon.
    Dave Johnson

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