Dragon Wrasse Adult Juv

Dragon Wrasse

The Dragon Wrasse is also known as the Rockmover Wrasse, and the adult and juvenile colourations vary greatly to almost unrecognisable. This fish can be discovered in the oceans of Fiji and Huwaii usually hiding amongst the rocks. 

The Dragon Wrasse should be kept within an aquarium with at least 300 litres and a 2 inch sand bottom in order to satisfy its behaviour of covering itself in the sand when sleeping and protecting itself. Additionally, it has been said that it is vital to have a covered aquarium as these fish can be avid jumpers. 

Many hobbyists suggest that Dragon Wrasse may be kept with fish that are larger or more aggressive than it is, but should be kept housed with more passive fish as a juvenile, and should also be kept individually and never with another Dragon Wrasse. Furthermore, this wrasse should not be kept in a reef aquarium as it is not only known to eat invertebrates as it matures, but also rearrange corals and rocks in the aquarium in order to hunt for food. 

Their Diet should consist of meaty foods, such as vitamin enriched frozen bring shrimp or mysis shrimp as well high quality marine pellets and flakes. 

Minimum Tank Size: 300 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 1'
Colour Form: Blue, Red, White
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Labridae
Origin: Fiji, Hawaii

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. I have had one of these since it was a small fish; it is now almost completely into the adult stage. It has provided a lot of amusement because of the rock and shell moving. I have found that it will eat anything smaller than itself so I would not recommend having smaller fish in with it. It will also harass just about anything in the tank including eels. It will also hide for days in the sand.

  2. Great looking fish, but mine used to physically move my rockwork around the tank, so I ended up having to hold all my rock in with acrylic rods. Never had any other problems with this wrasse, other than that.

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