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Scientific Name:Hemigymnus fasciatus

Common Names:Barred Thicklip Wrasse,

Found mostly on coral reefs and reef flats to at least 20 m depth. Juveniles secretive on inshore reefs. Large adults swim openly on reefs, singly or in small loose aggregations. Feed mainly on small crustaceans, mollusks and echinoderms.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Fiji 
Max Size: 31 "
Recommended Tank: 200 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Barred Thicklip Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Stethojulis balteata

Common Names:Belted Wrasse, Belted Wrasse

Occurs in reef flats and clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Benthopelagic. Feeds primarily on bivalves, polychaete worms, peanut worms, gastropods, various small crustaceans and foraminiferans.

Origin: Hawaii, Australia 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Belted Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cetoscarus bicolor

Common Names:Bicolor Parrotfish, Bicolour Parrotfish, Irobudai, Loro de manchas rojas, Two-colour parrotfish

Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles usually solitary; adults form harems; males are territorial. Goes to several changes during growth and very large females change sex to the brightly colored male. Small juveniles usually in dense coral and algae habitats. Benthic grazer of algae. Caught with nets and other types of artisanal gear.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Australia 
Max Size: 35 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level:
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Omnivore

The Bicolor Parrotfish is omnivorous and its diet should be supplemented with a variety of herbivore preparations, flaked foods and meaty preparations. Generally eats algae, grown on live corals or rocks, and chews on the hard corals to eat the animals.

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Scientific Name:Thalassoma bifasciatum

Common Names:Blue Head Wrasse Male,

Inhabits reef areas, inshore bays and seagrass beds. Feeds mainly on zooplankton and small benthic animals, but may also feed on ectoparasites of other fishes. Spawn at midday throughout the year. A protogynous hermaphrodite. Generally of no interest to fisheries because of its small average size.

Origin: Caribbean 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Blue Head Wrasse should include meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Its diet consists of fish, crustaceans, motile invertebrates and worms. In the aquarium, it may eat unwanted mantis shrimp or bristleworms. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cheilinus lunulatus

Common Names:Broomtail Wrasse,

Adults inhabit coral reefs and adjacent rubble, sand and seagrass habitats (typically along the edges of coral rich fringing reef slopes. Feed mainly on hard-shelled invertebrates, especially mollusks. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Red Sea 
Max Size: 20 "
Recommended Tank: 200 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Broomtail Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Gomphosus verius

Common Names:Green Bird Wrasse, Brown Bird Wrasse

A solitary species found in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of at least 30 m. Benthopelagic. Feeds mainly on small benthic crustaceans, sometimes on small fishes, brittle stars, and mollusks.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Hawaii 
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Green Bird Wrasse prefers to eat meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Feed a varied diet of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres hortulanus

Common Names:Checkerboard Wrasse, Marble/Hortulanus Wrasse

Inhabits sand patches of lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 30 m; also on slopes to moderate depths along drop-offs. Juveniles common at the bottom of surge channels. Feeds mainly on hard-shelled prey, including mollusks, crustaceans and sea urchins.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Australia 
Max Size: 11 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

In the tank the Checkerboard Wrasse will consume fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. Also may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. Offer a diet rich in vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Clepticus parrae

Common Names:Creole Wrasse,

Inhabits seaward reef slopes; occasionally on shallow patch reefs. Found in large midwater aggregations feeding on plankton, small jellyfishes, pteropods, pelagic tunicates and various invertebrate larvae. Form leks during breeding. Also caught with beach nets.

Origin: Western Atlantic 
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Creole Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Novaculichthys taeniourus

Common Names:Dragon Wrasse, Rockmover Wrasse

Inhabit semi-exposed reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs. Common in areas of mixed sand, and rubble that are subject to mild surge. Benthopelagic. Juveniles shallow on rubble amongst large bommies or protected open patches on reef crests and swim as if were a leaf floating along the bottom; large adults move along over large reef section, usually in pairs and typically turn or shift large pieces of rubble or debris that they grab and pull with their mouth or push over with their snout. Often, while one works the piece, the other grabs exposed prey. They are sometimes called rock-mover wrasse, but they don't move real rocks. Highly territorial. Feed on mollusks, sea urchins, brittle stars, polychaetes, and crabs; feeding is done by overturning large rocks to expose target preys. The young imitate drifting masses of algae. Marketed fresh. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Hawaii 
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

In the tank the Dragon Wrasse will consume crustaceans, snails, shrimp, starfish, smaller fish, worms, and other invertebrates. In the aquarium, it moves the corals and rearranges the rocks to find food. It mostly prefers to eat a varied diet including of large chunks of meaty foods. The Dragon Wrasse diet should consist of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Coris formosa

Common Names:Formosa Wrasse, Formosan Coris Wrasse, Queen Coris Wrasse

Adults found in weed, rock and coral areas; juveniles in shallow tide pools. Generally solitary. Feeds mainly on hard-shelled prey, including crustaceans, mollusks and sea urchins. Young very different.

Origin: Africa, Coral Sea 
Max Size: 24 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Formosa Wrasse prefers to eat meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It also consumes urchins, crabs, shrimp and small invertebrates. Offer a varied diet of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Thalassoma hebraicum

Common Names:Gold Bar Wrasse,

Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs and is usually found on patch reefs or rocks.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Africa 
Max Size: 9 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Gold Bar Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Gomphosus verius

Common Names:Green Bird Wrasse, Brown Bird Wrasse

A solitary species found in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of at least 30 m. Benthopelagic. Feeds mainly on small benthic crustaceans, sometimes on small fishes, brittle stars, and mollusks.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Hawaii 
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Green Bird Wrasse prefers to eat meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Feed a varied diet of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres chloropterus

Common Names:Green Coris Wrasse, Green Wrasse, Green Coris, Pastel Green Wrasse,

Inhabits shallow protected coral reefs and nearby silty sand and rubble bottoms. Feeds mainly on hard-shelled prey, including mollusks, crustaceans and sea urchins.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 7.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Green Coris Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods consisting krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails protecting corals and clams. Also it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres leucurus

Common Names:Grey Head Wrasse Female, Threespot Wrasse

Found in coral-rich lagoon and inner channel reefs to at least 15 m depth; in mixed coral and algae habitats. May be found solitary or in pairs. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Grey Head Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods consisting krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails protecting corals and clams. Also it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Hemigymnus melapterus

Common Names:Half-and-Half Wrasse, Blackeye Thicklip, Blackedge Wrasse, Thicklip Wrasse

Found in subtidal reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles occur inshore, found among branching corals while adults found in areas of mixed sand, rubble, and coral. Large adults in deeper water. Maximum length beyond 45 cm TL is unlikely, with largest measured individual at 37 cm TL (Ref, Feeds mainly on small invertebrates, especially crustaceans, polychaete worms, mollusks and brittle stars. Diet changing from primarily demersal planktonic crustaceans to hard-shelled invertebrates with growth.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa 
Max Size: 35 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Half-and-Half Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Thalassoma hardwicke

Common Names:Hardwick's Wrasse, Sixbar Wrasse

Occurs in shallow lagoon and seaward reefs, slopes and along drop-offs to moderate depths. Occurs in small, loose groups. Feeds on benthic and planktonic crustaceans, small fishes, and foraminiferans.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Hardwick's Wrasse should include meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Its diet consists of fish, crustaceans, motile invertebrates and worms. It may eat mantis shrimp and bristleworms. Feed a variety of feeder shrimp, marine flesh, frozen meaty preparations for carnivores, and flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Choerodon fasciatus

Common Names:Harlequin Tusk, Harlequin Tusk

Adults inhabit seaward reefs. Feed on mollusks, crustaceans, various worms, and echinoderms. Solitary and territorial species. Monogamous. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Maximum depth reported from.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Australia 
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Harlequin Tusk is a shy fish and will eat any small crustacean like snails or crabs. Its diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Thalassoma jansenii

Common Names:Jansen's Wrasse, Jansen Saddle Wrasse, Saddleback Wrasse

Occurs in groups in exposed crests of seaward and lagoon reefs, usually rock-based. Minimum depth reported from. Replaced by T. nigrofascatum in Papua New Guinea.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Fiji 
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Jansen's Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Choerodon jordani

Common Names:Jordan's Tuskfish,

Adults are usually found on substrata of sand, rubble, or small coral heads near reefs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Australia, Fiji, Tonga 
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Jordan's Tuskfish should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Thalassoma rueppellii

Common Names:Klunzinger's Wrasse,

Inhabits reef margins and seaward slopes. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Red Sea 
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Klunzinger's Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It may eat mantis shrimp and bristleworms. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres cyanocephalus

Common Names:Lightning Wrasse, Yellowcheek Wrasse

Found over hard substrates. Juveniles up to 8 cm act as specialized cleaners. Each individual tends a defined cleaning station sought by several species of reef fishes including damselfishes, goatfishes, and surgeonfishes. At the cleaning station this wrasse swims in a characteristic seesaw motion. Occasionally caught by anglers. Generally of no interest to fisheries because of its small average size. Found at 9 m in Belize.

Origin: Western Atlantic 
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Lightning Wrasse should include meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will also likely supplement the captive diet by consuming amphipods and copepods.

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Scientific Name:Thalassoma lutescens

Common Names:Lime Green Wrasse, Bannana Wrasse, Sunset Wrasse, Yellow-brown Wrasse, Yellow Wrasse, Yellow Moon Wrasse

Occurs in groups in clear outer lagoon and seaward reefs, over open sand and rubble as well as dense coral growth. Common is shallow exposed areas. Benthopelagic. Feeds mainly on shelled benthic invertebrates (crabs, shrimps, gastropods, bivalves, brittle stars, sea urchins), also on polychaete worms and fish eggs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Sri Lanka, Hawaii, Australia 
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Lime Green Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It may eat mantis shrimp and bristleworms. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Thalassoma lunare

Common Names:Lunare Wrasse, Lyretail Wrasse, Moon Wrasse

Occurs solitary or in groups in the upper portions of lagoon and coastal reefs, and in protected seaward reefs. Enters estuaries. Usually found on upper portions of ledges and heads. Feeds mainly on small benthic invertebrates and fish eggs. A protogynous hermaphrodite.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa, Australia, Fiji 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Lunare Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It may eat mantis shrimp and bristleworms. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Anampses neoguinaicus

Common Names:New Guinea Wrasse, Black-backed Wrasse

An inshore species inhabiting shallow coral reefs, with patches of sand and rubble, also along upper part of slopes and on reef crests with Acropora corals. Adults occur in small loose groups of females with dominant male nearby. Juveniles occur solitary in corals. Feed on benthic invertebrates. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Occasionally seen in fish markets and aquarium trade.

Origin: Wesern Pacific, Australia, Tonga 
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the New Guinea Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Thalassoma lucasanum

Common Names:Paddlefin Wrasse, Cortez Wrasse, Rainbow Wrasse

Forms small aggregations over reefs. Feeds on suspended plankton and small hard-shelled invertebrates. Not utilized for human consumption.

Origin: Central America 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Paddlefin Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It may eat mantis shrimp and bristleworms. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Scarus taeniopterus

Common Names:Princess Parrotfish, Loro princesa, Loro ñangaro, Loro listado, Perroquet Princesse, Sammy Johnson, Snotty Parrot

Found on bottoms with coral or rock. Juveniles often occur in association with Thalassia. Forms large feeding aggregations and feeds on plants. Sleeps in a mucus cocoon.

Origin: Caribbean 
Max Size: 14 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level:
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Omnivore

The Princess Parrotfish is omnivorous and its diet should be supplemented with a variety of herbivore preparations, flaked foods and meaty preparations. Generally eats algae, grown on live corals or rocks, and chews on the hard corals to eat the animals.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres radiatus

Common Names:Puddingwife Wrasse,

Adults found on shallow patch or seaward reefs down to 55 m; juveniles and subadults in shallower (1 to 5 m) coral reefs. Feeds on mollusks, sea urchins, crustaceans, and brittle stars. Marketed fresh.

Origin: Brazil, Central America, Western Atlantic 
Max Size: 20 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Puddingwife Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Thalassoma quinquevittatum

Common Names:Rainbow Wrasse, Fivestripe Wrasse, Pinkface Wrasse, Red Ribbon Wrasse

Found in clear outer lagoon reefs and exposed seaward reefs. Abundant in shallow exposed areas with surge channels, with gutters, large Acropora plates and algae bottom. Benthopelagic. Males are often in small loose numbers, swimming over reef sections where small groups of females stay close to the bottom. Juveniles secretive in shallow gutters. Feed mainly on benthic crustaceans (crabs, shrimps), small fishes, gastropod mollusks, and sea urchins.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Hawaii, Africa,  
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Rainbow Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It may eat mantis shrimp and bristleworms. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cheilinus fasciatus

Common Names:Red Breasted Wrasse, Redbreasted Maori Wrasse

Adults inhabit lagoon and seaward reefs, usually in areas with mixed coral, sand, and rubble. Feed mainly on benthic, hard-shelled invertebrates, including mollusks, crustaceans and sea urchins. Young common on silty reefs, usually along edges with algae-rubble and sand. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa, Fiji 
Max Size: 16 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Red Breasted Wrasse is carnivorous and needs a diet rich in meaty foods. Feed a prepared plankton diet to mimic their common natural diet. Foods such as mysis and brine shrimp; high quality meaty frozen foods will remain the Red Breasted Wrasse vigorous and flourish.

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Scientific Name:Coris gaimard

Common Names:Red Coris Wrasse, Clown Wrasse, Gaimard's Wrasse, Red Labrid Wrasse, Yellowtail Coris Wrasse

A solitary species found in areas of mixed coral, sand and rubble of exposed outer reef flats, lagoon and seaward reefs. Benthopelagic. Feeds mainly on mollusks, crabs, and hermit crabs, and occasionally on tunicates and forams.

Origin: Fiji, Hawaii 
Max Size: 16 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Red Coris Wrasse prefers to eat meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It also consumes urchins, crabs, shrimp and small invertebrates. Offer a varied diet of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Stethojulis bandanensis

Common Names:Red Shoulder Wrasse,

Usually found in shallow clear water of reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs, in areas of mixed sand, rubble and coral. Usually solitary or in small groups. Feeds mainly on demersal planktonic crustaceans and small benthic invertebrates. Female length is from. Replaced by S. albovittatus in the Andaman Sea.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Solomon Islands 
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Red Shoulder Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Thalassoma duperrey

Common Names:Saddle Wrasse,

Occur in clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Benthopelagic over coral, rock and rubble (Ref. 58302). Feed mainly on benthic animals. Juveniles and adults sometimes act as cleaners. Spawning occur either in aggregations by fish in the initial color phase or in pairs, typically with the terminal male being much larger than the female.

Origin: Hawaii 
Max Size: 11 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Saddle Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cheilinus oxycephalus

Common Names:Snooty Wrasse, Red Hog

Found in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 1 to over 40 m. A secretive species, rarely ventures more than a few centimeters from shelter. A shy species, usually found in pairs when adult. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Africa 
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Snooty Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Thalassoma purpureum

Common Names:Surge Wrasse,

Found almost exclusively in the surge zone of outer reef flats, reef margins, and rocky coastlines, down to a depth of about 10 m. Benthopelagic. Occur in groups of females that are spread out over large reef sections and dominated by few males. Males grow much larger than females. Feed on small invertebrates (crabs, sea urchins, brittlestars, mollusks), small fishes, echinoids, ophiuroids and polychaetes. Protogynous.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa, Hawaii 
Max Size: 18 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Surge Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It may eat mantis shrimp and bristleworms. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Coris aygula

Common Names:Twin Spot Wrasse, Clown Coris Wrasse, Twinspot Coris Wrasse

Occurs in the vicinity of sand or rubble patches of exposed outer reef flats, lagoon reefs, and seaward reefs, often in semi-exposed surge zones. Adults solitary. Juveniles common in shallow tide pools. Feeds mainly on hard-shelled invertebrates including crustaceans, mollusks and sea urchins. Minimum depth reported from. Randall question identity of specimens exceeding 70 cm.

Origin: Africa, Fiji 
Max Size: 47 "
Recommended Tank: 200 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Twin Spot Wrasse is a super hunter and leaves no rock unturned for searching food. Feed small invertebrates, urchins and shrimp. Its diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres Chrysotaenia

Common Names:Vrolik's Wrasse Female,

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Vrolik's Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods consisting krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails protecting corals and clams. Also it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Anampses melanurus

Common Names:White Spotted Wrasse, Black Tail

Adults occur in seaward reefs. Also in deep coastal to outer reef slopes and drop-offs. Solitary or in pairs in the surge zone, rarely to 30 m. They swim in small groups, each with several females and a single dominant male. Feed on small crustaceans, mollusks and polychaetes. Bury in sand at night. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The White Spotted Wrasse is a carnivorous fish and prefers to eat tiny invert, live feeder shrimp and worms.

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Scientific Name:Anampses twistii

Common Names:Yellow Breasted Wrasse, Twist's Wrasse, Yellowchest Twist Wrasse

Adults occur in clear lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of 30 m. Usually in areas with mixed rubble, coral, or rock and sand. Usually solitary among large corals. Small juveniles swim with their head down, keeping dorsal and anal fins erected, and may seem like the face of a larger fish when viewed from side on by a predator. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Occasionally seen in fish markets and aquarium trade.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea 
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Yellow Breasted Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres garnoti

Common Names:Yellow Head Wrasse, Neon Wrasse

Commonly found on shallow and deep reefs and exposed rocky ledges. Feeds on various invertebrates. Forms leks during breeding. A protogynous hermaphrodite. Constantly on the move but easily attracted by divers. Generally of no interest to fisheries because of its small average size.

Origin: Caribbean, Western Atlantic 
Max Size: 7.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Lightning Wrasse should include meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Anampses meleagrides

Common Names:Yellowtail Tamarin Wrasse, Spotted Tamarin Wrasse

Adults are found in areas of mixed coral, rubble, consolidated limestone, and sand of seaward reefs; also in soft coral or sponge habitats. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Minimum depth reported taken from.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa 
Max Size: 8.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Yellowtail Tamarin Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods. This diet should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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