Golden Rhomboidalis Wrasse
Fish Type: Reef SafeWrasse
Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis
Max Size: 4.5"
Minimum Tank Size: 90 gal
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria
The Golden Rhomboidalis Wrasse, also known as the Diamond-tail Fairy Wrasse, originates solely from the Marshall Islands. In nature, they occur close to the substrate within the sand and rubble zones of the reef. They are gold in color with a vibrant blue head. Their entire body is marked with a maze-like series of lines, and their tale is diamond in shape. This is one of the truly beautiful and unfortunately rare species in the industry.
The Golden Rhomboidalis Wrasse will thrive in either a fish-only or reef aquarium of 90 gallons or larger. It needs a shaded area away from the bright lights. They will not bother corals or invertebrates, making them an ideal fish for the reef aquarium. These wrasse like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is recommended.
The Golden Rhomboidalis Wrasse 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.