Rock dwelling wrasses

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Anyone know of any wrasses that tend to sleep in the rockwork, rather than the sandbed. 

I know the sixline does.  Any others?
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Ooh, I found this  :geek::
  Wrasse Sleeping Behavior, what lengths would you go to get a good night’s sleep?
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Sleeping behaviors for various wrasse species

This quick reference guide will help you decide which genus you want, and what substrate is the best. Below are wrasses grouped by sleeping habits. Some wrasses go sub-level at night and some stay in the upper levels within the rock.

They are listed by the common names given for a group or an individual species, followed by the genus name. Those with an asterisk * by their genus name do not sleep in the sand at night, but will still hide in the sand during the day if startled. These fish are also very active and have to rest during the day, so don’t get worried if they are resting on the sand or in the rockwork.

Sand Sleepers:
? Candycane Wrasses / Ring Wrasses: (Genus Hologymnosus)
? Chiseltooth Wrasse: (Genus Pseudodax)
? Coris Wrasses: (Genus Coris)
? DragonWrasse: (Genus Novaculichthys)
? Halichoeres Wrasses: (Genus Halichoeres)
? Leopard Wrasses: (Genus Macropharyngodon)
? Pencil Wrasses: (Genus Pseudojuloides)
? Tamarin Wrasses: Genus Anampses
? Razorfish group 1: (Genus Cymolutes)
? Razorfish group 2: (Genus Hemipteronotus)
? Razorfish group 3: (Genus Iniistius)
? Razorfish group 4: (Genus Xyrichtys)
? Rockmover Wrasses: (Genus Novaculichthys)

Cocoon Mucus Spinners:
? Fairy Wrasses: (Genus Cirrhilabrus)
? Flasher Wrasses: (Genus Paracheilinus)
? Lined Wrasses: (Genus Pseudocheilinus)

Cave and Crevice Sleepers:
? Banana Wrasse: (Genus Thalassoma)*
? Bird Wrasses: (Genus Gomphosus)*
? Cleaner Wrasses: (Genus Labroides)
? Hogfish: (Genus Bodianus)*
? Maori Wrasses: (Genus Oxychilinus)
? Possum Wrasses: (Genus Wetmorella)
? Ribbon Wrasse: (Genus Stethojulis)
? Secretive Wrasse: (genus Pteragogus)
? Tuskfish: (Genus Choerodon)
? Thicklip Wrasses: (Genus Hemigymnus)*
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