Baby harlequin Tusk from Australia’s Gold Coast

By Marcin Smok 10 years agoNo Comments


I’ve spotted this awesome image while browsing through Australia official Facebook page. It’s a juvenile Harlequin Tusk Wrasse (Lienardella fasciata) photographed in Australia’s Gold Coast Waters

Harlequin Tusk Wrasse is an awesome-looking fish from West Indo-Pacific region. It has bold coloration and characteristic large, blue teeth that gives it a fearsome appearance. It is, however, rather semi-aggressive fish that gets along well with similar sized fish (it gets to around 10″ in aquarium). Reef-safe with caution, it won’t nip at corals but can eat small mobile invertebrates like shrimps and crabs.  It’s a great addition to tanks 100g and larger and one of the most unique-looking wrasses on the reef.

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 Marcin Smok

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Marcin Smok is a reefer, photographer, traveler, SCUBA diver and avid DIY-er. He has been keeping freshwater fish tanks since he was 9 years old and saltwater tanks for the past 10 years. Check his photography site at and follow his Facebook profile

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