The Wrasse family is very large and consists of more than 500 species. Wrasses are very beautiful, colorful, and small salt-water fish. They would be a great addition to any aquarium. Wrasses mainly use pectoral fins to swim but when they need to get away fast they will use their tailfin. If you are considering putting a wrasse in your tank be sure your lid is tightly closed. Most wrasses are known to be jumpers and will jump out of an open tank. Most Wrasses are pretty active and have a big appetite so be sure to feed 2-3 times a day. They do prefer more meaty foods like brine shrimp and frozen fish food. They will bury themselves in the sand to sleep or hide.
If you have coral in your tank pay special attention to whether you are getting a reef safe or not reef safe wrasse. Wrasses are also able to change their sex during different phases of life. Always be sure to research what type of wrasse you are getting to make sure it will fit well in your aquarium.
Tank Recommendation (min): 50-125 Gallon Tank
Temperament: Semi Aggressive
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025