Aquarium Fish

Golden Wrasse

posted: 05/15/12
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Golden Wrasse
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The Golden Wrasse is also referred to as the Golden Rainbowfish, Yellow Wrasse, Yellow Coris, or Canary Wrasse. It is golden-yellow with a black eyespot on the dorsal fin.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a sealed lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom to hide under when frightened, and other peaceful Wrasses, including its own species, provides a good environment. It will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. In addition, it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It may also eat parasites off of tank mates.

Regular feedings should include a variety of prepared and live meaty foods, such as feeder shrimps, flaked foods, and marine fish.

Like other wrasse, they are generally compatible with: Large Angelfish, Boxfish, Damselfish and Tangs & Surgeons.

Fish Facts

Name: Golden Wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus)

Family: Labridae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 5 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Gravel or sand

Reef Compatible: With caution

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Experts only

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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