Ornate Wrasse

Ornate Wrasse

The beautiful ornamented 'Christmas' Wrasse from Fiji has a extremely distinct colouration that would bring colour to any marine keepers aquarium. These wrasse can also vary in colouration and there is a wide variety of colour combinations and colour intensities among the species. 

The fish requires a aquarium of around 200 litres with at least a 2 inch layer of fine sand in order to satisfy its need to bury itself when sleeping or for protection. Additionally, it can be said that the Ornate Wrasse should only be added to those established aquariums as they instinctively hunt for tiny crustaceans.

Many hobbyists suggest that Ornate Wrasse can be a challenging fish to adjust to a captive environment and has been classed as a frequent jumper and jumps out of aquariums so having a lid would be viable. It is also said that to give these fish the best chance to thriving that they should be added to the aquarium before any larger and more aggressive fish, so that they have the efficient time to be introduced in a less stressful environment and adapt at their own pace. 

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: 200 Litres
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025, KH 8-12
Max. Size: 5"
Colour Form: Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Labridae
Origin: Fiji

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

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