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Richmond's Wrasse
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Richmond's Wrasse (Halichoeres richmondi)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Green, Red, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 7½"
Origin Vanuatu
Family Labridae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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The Richmond's Wrasse is a real showstopper! With brilliant coloration, two false eyes when young, and tons of personality, Richmond's Wrasse will create quite the buzz when you post pics of this beauty online. The Richmond's Wrasse has distinct chain-like lines along its sides, with females also exhibiting orange and yellow toward the anal fin.

A 70 gallon or larger aquarium with a sealed lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom to hide under when frightened, and other peaceful wrasses, including its own species, provides a good environment. It will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams which it will not bother. However, larger specimens may prey on smaller ornamental shrimp and crabs. In addition, it may eat feather dusters, very small wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It may also eat parasites off of tank mates.

Richmond'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: Juvenile/Female: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4"; Subadult: 2-1/4" to 3-1/2"; Male: 3-1/2" to 4-3/4"

Customer Testimonials

T Noel Los Angeles , CA
has too much personality. always in the open looking for food in the rock work. does not mess with shrimps, but it was a thing against hermits.
Scott L South Orange , NJ
Mine is morphing from Juvenile/Female to Male and the colors are amazing. Great experience watching the gender change. Very underrated wrasse.
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