Hardwicke Wrasse
Hardwicke Wrasse
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Hardwicke Wrasse (Thalassoma hardwicke)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 90 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 8"
Color Form Black, Blue, Red, White
Diet Carnivore
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Origin Fiji
Family Labridae
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The Hardwicke Wrasse is also known as the Sixbar Wrasse or Hardwick's Wrasse. As an adult, it has a pastel blue body with six, vertical dark body stripes and a distinct "daisy" print around the eyes made of a few different pastel colors.

It should reside in a 90gallon 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 added last to the aquarium. It may be kept with a mate if the aquarium is 125 gallons or larger. It may eat mantis shrimp and bristleworms. It does not eat corals or live plants.

Its natural diet consists of fish, crustaceans, motile invertebrates, and worms. The diet in an aquarium, should include a variety of feeder shrimp, marine flesh, frozen meaty preparations for carnivores, and flaked foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-3/4" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"

Customer Testimonials

Greg S Mission Viejo , CA
Cool fish, but it will also eat your snails and hermits as well. Is VERY territorial and basically the entire tank is its territory as far as it is concerned. Does not harm any other fish though and is a nice FOWLR fish, swims nonstop and has some funny antics.
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