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Formosa Wrasse (Coris formosa)
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Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
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: 2'
Color Form: Black, Orange, White
Diet: Carnivore
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Origin: Africa, South Asia
Family: Labridae

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The Formosa Wrasse is also referred to as the Formosan CorisĀ or Queen Coris. The juvenile and adult appearances vary greatly. As a juvenile, the body color is orange with white tiger stripes across the back. The stripes and fins are outlined in black. As an adult, the females have a dark blue-green body with black spots, accented by red on the fins, and a light-blue diagonal stripe across the orange face. The males have a light-blue body with vertical blue stripes and several green stripes on the face.

It requires a 180 gallon or larger aquarium with a 4-6 inch layer of sand in which to bury itself. It is an excellent hunter and will leave no rock unturned (literally) in search of food. The Formosa Wrasse will eat urchins, crabs, shrimp, and small invertebrates.

The Formosa 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: Juvenile Small: 1-1/2" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 3 1/2" Adult Small 3 1/2" to 4" Medium 4" to 5" Large 5" to 7"


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SW - Formosa Wrasse, Adult (South Asia) - Medium
  CN-75722,  $ 89.99
SW - Formosa Wrasse, Juvenile (South Asia) - Medium
  CN-38668,  $ 49.99
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  SW - Formosa Wrasse, Adult (South Asia) - Small
  CN-75709,  $ 79.99
 
    
  SW - Formosa Wrasse, Adult (South Asia) - Large
  CN-75735,  $ 119.99
 
    
  SW - Formosa Wrasse, Adult (Africa) - Small
  CN-38661,  $ 79.99
 
    
  SW - Formosa Wrasse, Adult (Africa) - Medium
  CN-38662,  $ 89.99
 
    
  SW - Formosa Wrasse, Adult (Africa) - Large
  CN-38663,  $ 119.99
 
    
  SW - Formosa Wrasse, Juvenile (Africa) - Small
  CN-38664,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Formosa Wrasse, Juvenile (Africa) - Medium
  CN-38665,  $ 59.99
 
    
  SW - Formosa Wrasse, Juvenile (Africa) - Large
  CN-38666,  $ 69.99
 
    
  SW - Formosa Wrasse, Juvenile (South Asia) - Small
  CN-38667,  $ 39.99
 
    
  SW - Formosa Wrasse, Juvenile (South Asia) - Large
  CN-38669,  $ 59.99
 
    
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