Fish Types

Fish Types

Richmond’s Wrasse

Details

Scientific Name: Halichoeres richmondi
Family: Labridae
Color: blue, green, red, yellow

Fish Care

Fish Diet: Carnivore
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Reef Safe: With Caution
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gal
Max Size: 7.5"
Relative Care: Moderate

Description


The Richmond’s Wrasse has distinct chain-like lines along its sides, with females also exhibiting orange and yellow toward the anal fin.

A 70 gallon or larger aquarium with a sealed lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom to hide under when 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, very small wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It may also eat parasites off of tank mates.

Richmond’s 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.

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