The Lyretail Wrasse is also referred to as the Lunare Wrasse or Moon Wrasse. As an adult, it is green with bright facial and fin markings.
It 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.<
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2 1/2"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 5"; X Large: 5" to 7"
Connie C Seneca, IL
There is no doubt about it is a beautiful specimen, but mine acts extrememly territorial in my 200 gallon. I only have four fish. A Lion, the Wrasse, a Blue Tang, and a Mandarin Dragonet. It torments my Blue Tang all the time, but leaves the other fish alone. I don't recomend putting it with a Blue Tang.
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.
I just got my Lunare Wrasse a week ago he is doing good. He is not a picky eater, infact he eats pretty much everything! He especially loves feeder fish and ghost shrimp. He is a very smart fish, he likes to ambush the food, and he eats alot!