Aquarium Fish

Green Wrasse

posted: 05/15/12
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Green Wrasse
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The Green Wrasse is also referred to as the Pastel Green Wrasse or Green Coris. The body color is a most attractive, pastel green without extravagant markings.

A 75 gallon or larger aquarium with a tight-fitting lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom to hide under if 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. 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: Green Wrasse (Halichoeres chloropterus)

Family: Labridae

Range: Pacific

Size: Up to 8 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: 75 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Experts only

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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