Harlequin Tusk

Fish Type: Non-Reef SafeWrasse

Scientific Name: Choerodon fasciatus


Color: red, white
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 10"
Minimum Tank Size: 90 gallons
Relative Care: Moderate
Photo Courtesy of Pieces of the Ocean

Found in seaward reefs. Feed on mollusks, crustaceans, various worms, and echinoderms. Solitary and territorial species. Monogamous and oviparous, form distinct pairing during breeding. Do not bother corals but will decimate populations of small shrimps, snails and crabs. Australian variant, while more colorful, almost always comes in at least 5″ where smaller Indonesian specimen can be easily obtained.