Lyretail Wrasse

The Lyretail Wrasse is also referred to as the Lunare Wrasse or Moon Wrasse. Juveniles are blue on the lower half of their body, with a black spot in the middle of the dorsal fin and a black blotch on the caudal fin base. As the fish matures, the black blotch will start turning into a yellow crescent. Their body will begin turning green with bright facial and fin markings.

The Lyretail Wrasse should reside in a 125 gallon or larger aquarium with larger, aggressive tank mates, and plenty of rocks for hiding. It will become territorial and harass any new additions to the community, therefore, it should be the last fish added to the aquarium. It may be kept with a mate if the aquarium is 150 gallons or larger. It may eat mantis shrimp and bristleworms. It does not eat corals or live plants.

The Lyretail 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.

Minimum Tank Size: 473 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 10"
Colour Form: Blue, Red, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Labridae
Origin: Africa, Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Sumatra, Vanuatu

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

  1. I have seen very little aggression from my Lyretail Wrasse. He happens to be one of my more personable and peaceful fish, and it’s a true pleasure owning him.

  2. A truely personable fish – loves humans. Ours likes to dance with my 5 year old daughter and plays fetch with shiney objects moving along the glass. Only problem is that mine loves to torment snails and hermits

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