Fish Type: Non-Reef SafeWrasse
Scientific Name: Halichoeres chloropterus
Max Size: 8"
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gal
Relative Care: Moderate
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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. The Green 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.