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Klunzinger's Wrasse
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Klunzinger's Wrasse (Thalassoma rueppellii)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Blue, Green, Pink, Purple
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 8"
Origin Red Sea
Family Labridae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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The Klunzinger's Wrasse is a beautiful wrasse from the Red Sea that will add both coloration and activity to your marine aquarium. These wrasse can be recognized by their bright green and blue body with striking purple patterns throughout the body and head. The shape of this fish is elongated which aids its movement throughout the reefs in nature.

This hardy fish should reside in a 70-gallon or larger aquarium, with other aggressive tank mates, and plenty of rocks for hiding. It will become territorial and often harass any new additions to the aquarium therefore, it should be one of the last fish added to the tank. This species has been known to eat mantis shrimp and bristleworms as well as other crustaceans, but will normally not eat corals or live plants.

The Klunzinger's 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: Medium: 4" to 6"

Customer Testimonials

Akila Ganegoda Irvine , CA
A Great addition to a FO or FOWLR tank. Very shy for the first day or two but becomes a very active member on the 3rd or 4th day. It eats almost anything that is offered overtime and needs a sand bed to hide and sleep. Very colorful with most luminous colorations throughout the entire body. Very interesting fish with a positive attitude and a good choice.
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