Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Yellow Wrasse
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Yellow Wrasse
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Yellow Wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy - Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 5"
Origin Coral Sea
Family Labridae
Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
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Overview

The Yellow Wrasse is also referred to as the Golden Rainbowfish, Golden Wrasse, Yellow Coris, or Canary Wrasse. It is golden-yellow with a black eyespot on the dorsal fin.

A 50 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. In addition, it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It may also eat parasites off of tank mates.

The Yellow 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: 1-1/2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"

Customer Testimonials

David S Charleston , SC
I've had one of these cool guys over a year, and it is wonderful. Not very difficult to keep, and mine's in a reef tank. Very hardy and active.
Steve A St. Petersburg , FL
The Yellow Wrasse I have has been very easy going. He does not bother the other fish or invertebrates, and will eat just about any food offered.
Matt Charlotte , NC
oops! i did not heed the advice of Live-aquaria and quarantine corals before putting them in my show tank. The result: a reef tank overrun by flat worms. I purchased a yellow wrasse, hoping to contain the problem naturally. This little guy rid the tank of the flatworms in just a week. Awesome addition to any tank, especially for those of us that learn the hard way.
Louis C Fanwood , NJ
Once again I received a beautiful specimen from DFS. This little guy has quickly becoome a tank favorite. I have a 72 bow with SPS, LPS, Mushrooms, Zoos, Shrimp, etc. He hasn't touched any of the corals or bothered any of his tank mates. Great color and great personality. Thanks
Andy C Wausau , WI
This ia beautiful fish, very peaceful and active. The only limitation I've found with mine so far is that he stays under the sand for most of the day/night and is only out about 6-8 hours. Initially I never saw him because he didn't "wake up" until after I'd left for work, but he's slowly adjusting to my light schedule and is usually up for the morning feeding now. He's back "in bed" before I'm home for work so only gets one feeding per day, but I'm hoping he'll continue to adjust.
Jeff D Arlington , TX
Got this for a splash of yellow in my tank and it has quickly become one of my favorites. Great personality, eats just about anything and is growing fast. Quickly made friends with my Black Cap, Flame Angel and Anthias. Great fish and definitely recommend getting one from Live Aquaria.
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