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    Gomphosus varius

    Scientific Name: Gomphosus varius

    Common Names: Bird Wrasse (Green Bird Wrasse, Brown Bird Wrasse

    Care Level: Easy

    Adult Size: 11.0in

    pH Range: 8.1 – 8.3

    Temperature Range: (F/C) 77-79F/25-26C

    Specific Gravity/Hardness Range: 1.023-1.026

    Origin/Habitat: Indo-Pacific

    Temperament/Behaviour: Moderately aggressive

    Compatible Tank mates: Triggers, puffers, Angels.

    Diet: Meaty foods, including vitamin0enriched mysis shrimp and brine shrimp and frozen preparations.

    Tank Size For Adult: 100gal (379l)

    Narrative: Not recommended for the reef aquarium. Will eat worms, including troublesome fireworms, as well as ornamental crustaceans and small clams. This unusual beaked wrasse is very hardy and wonderfully active in the aquarium. It needs plenty of unobstructed swimming room as well as suitable rocky hiding places. (It does not bury in the substrate after dark.) Keep only one male per tank; a male and a female should be introduced simultaneously or add the female first. Males are green; females are brown. Can become aggressive toward its tankmates, especially smaller fishes. It will grasp an elongate prey fish in its jaws and bash it against the substrate until it breaks into bite-sized pieces. The Bird Wrasse is a proficient jumper and will leap out of an open tank.

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    Halichoeres chloropterus

    Scientific Name: Halichoeres chloropterus

    Common Names: Green Wrasse (Pastel Green Wrasse, Green Coris)

    Care Level: Easy

    Adult Size: 7.4in

    pH Range: 8.1 – 8.3

    Temperature Range: (F/C) 77-79F/25-26C

    Specific Gravity/Hardness Range: 1.023-1.026

    Origin/Habitat: Western Pacific

    Temperament/Behaviour: Moderately aggressive

    Compatible Tank mates: Clowns, Blennies, Angels, Damsels, Butterly fishes.

    Diet: Meaty foods, including fresh or frozen seafoods, frozen or live brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, flake food, live grass shrimp.

    Tank Size For Adult: 55gal (208l)

    Narrative: Safe with corals, but a potential threat to fanworms, small snails, and ornamental shrimps. Will feed on fireworms, pyramidellid snails (which are parasites of tridacnid clams), and flatworms. This is a lovely green aquarium fish that generally proves to be durable if it survives the shipping process. Although smaller specimens usually cause little trouble in the community tank, larger individuals have been known to pick on small, more-passive wrasses, like flasher wrasses and some of the more-diminutive fairy wrasses. May be kept in groups. Provide with a 2in. layer of fine sand in which it will sleep and escape when chased. Like others in this genus, it is very prone to jumping from open aquariums.

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    Halichoeres chrysus

    Scientific Name: Halichoeres chrysus

    Common Names: Golden Wrasse (Canary Wrasse, Yellow Coris)

    Care Level: Moderate

    Adult Size: 4.7in

    pH Range: 8.1 – 8.3

    Temperature Range: (F/C) 77-79F/25-26C

    Specific Gravity/Hardness Range: 1.023-1.026

    Origin/Habitat: Eastern Indian Ocean to Central Pacific

    Temperament/Behaviour: Peaceful

    Compatible Tank mates: Clowns, Blennies, Angels, Damsels, Butterly fishes, Leopard wrasses, Flasher Wrasses, Firefishes.

    Diet: Meaty foods, including fresh or frozen seafoods, frozen or live brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, flake food, live grass shrimp.

    Tank Size For Adult: 30gal (114l)

    Narrative: Safe with corals, but a potential threat to fanworms, small snails, and ornamental shrimps. Will feed on fireworms, pyramidellid snails (which are parasites of tridacnid clams). A great beginner’s fish for smaller aquariums, as well as an especially attractive addition to a larger reef tank when kept in aggregation of 4-5 individuals. It is nonaggressive and can be housed with docile species. This species may clean other fishes in captivity and this should not be confused with aggressive behaviour. Provide with a 2in layer of fine sand on the aquarium bottom where it will bury at night or when frightened. Will jump from open tanks.

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    Hemigymnus melapterus

    Scientific Name: Hemigymnus melapterus

    Common Names: Blackedge Thicklip Wrasse (Half-and-Half Wrasse)

    Care Level: Difficult

    Adult Size: 19.7in

    pH Range: 8.1 – 8.3

    Temperature Range: (F/C) 77-79F/25-26C

    Specific Gravity/Hardness Range: 1.023-1.026

    Origin/Habitat: Indo-Pacific

    Temperament/Behaviour: Moderately peaceful

    Compatible Tank mates: Clowns, Angels, Damsels, Butterfly fishes,

    Diet: Can be difficult to feed; even when it does eat it tends to waste away. Does best in a tank with live rock. Offer vitamin-enriched live brine shrimp and frozen mysis shrimp.

    Tank Size For Adult: 180gal (681l)

    Narrative: Will eat ornamental crustaceans, fanworms, and small clams. Dramatically coloured juveniles are commonly available in the aquarium trade. This is unfortunate, because most do not survive captivity. It will often refuse to eat anything but its natural prey and even if it does survive, adults are too large and active for most home aquariums. Keep one per tank and do not house with more-aggressive species unless in a very large tank. Needs plenty of swimming room. Will take mouthfuls of substrate, sift out the edibles, and spit the remainder out. Helping to keep a sand bed well stirred. Not suitable for the beginner.

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    Hologymnosus doliatus

    Scientific Name: Hologymnosus doliatus

    Common Names: Candycane Wrasse (Longface Wrasse, Pastel Ringwrasse)

    Care Level: Moderate

    Adult Size: 15.0

    pH Range: 8.1 – 8.3

    Temperature Range: (F/C) 77-79F/25-26C

    Specific Gravity/Hardness Range: 1.023-1.026

    Origin/Habitat: Indo-Pacific

    Temperament/Behaviour: Moderately peaceful

    Compatible Tank mates: Clowns, Angels, Damsels, Butterfly fishes,

    Diet: Meaty foods, including fresh or frozen seafoods, frozen preperatins, frozen or live brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live feeder fish.

    Tank Size For Adult: 135gal (511l)

    Narrative: Ignores corals, but will feed on small fishes and ornamental crustaceans, including shrimps, crabs, brittlestars, and polychaete worms. Will also eat mantis shrimps. Juveniles, regularly seen in the aquarium trade are durable, attractively marked, and interesting to watch. Can be kept in small groups, up to 5 individuals, in bigger aquariums (135gals [511l] or larger), but all specimens should be introduced simultaneously. Grows too large for many home systems. It buries at night, so fine coral sand or live sand should be used as substrate (create a layer about 4in,) deep). This species may jump out of the aquarium if frightened; a cover is required.

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    Labroides dimidiatus

    Scientific Name: Labroides dimidiatus

    Common Names: Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse (Cleaner Wrasse)

    Care Level: Difficult

    Adult Size: 3.9in

    pH Range: 8.1 – 8.3

    Temperature Range: (F/C) 77-79F/25-26C

    Specific Gravity/Hardness Range: 1.023-1.026

    Origin/Habitat: Indo-Pacific

    Temperament/Behaviour: Peaceful

    Compatible Tank mates: Clowns, Angels, Damsels, Butterfly fishes, Cardinalfishes, Blennies, Dragonets, Surgeonfishes.

    Diet: Difficult to feed. May accept meaty foods, including chopped fresh or frozen seafoods, frozen preparations for carnivores, frozen or live brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and live black worms.

    Tank Size For Adult: 30gal (114l)

    Narrative: Excellent for the reef aquarium (An occasional specimen will nip at and irritate the mantles of Tridacnid clams). One of a group of small cleaner wrasses tat exist by grooming other fishes, this is the most common and durable of the genus. However, even this species will fare poorly unless kept with a large community of fishes from which it can browse mucus and parasites. This species is more likely to accept substitute foods, although not with gusto. In general, most aquarists are well advised to avoid cleaner wrasses, both because they have low survival rates in captivity and because their removal from the reef may deprive wild populations of valuable parasite-cleaning services.

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    Labroides quadrilineatus

    Scientific Name: Labroides quadrilineatus

    Common Names: Red Sea Cleaner Wrasse

    Care Level: Difficult

    Adult Size: 4.5in

    pH Range: 8.1 – 8.3

    Temperature Range: (F/C) 77-79F/25-26C

    Specific Gravity/Hardness Range: 1.023-1.026

    Origin/Habitat: Red Sea

    Temperament/Behaviour: Peaceful

    Compatible Tank mates: Clowns, Angels, Damsels, Butterfly fishes, Cardinalfishes, Blennies, Dragonets, Surgeonfishes.

    Diet: Adults are difficult to feed, as their natural diet consists of stony coral polyps. Offer finely chopped seafoods and vitamin-enriched, live brine shrimp. They will also pick at live rock.

    Tank Size For Adult: 55gal (208l)

    Narrative: A brilliantly coloured Red Sea rarity that typically defies the best husbandry efforts of aquarists. Juveniles exhibit the typical feeding behaviour of cleaner wrasses, but their diet changes as they grow and adults feed almost exclusively on the polyps of stony corals. Keep just one per aquarium and only with placid tankmates.

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    Macropharyngodon geoffroyi

    Scientific Name: Macropharyngodon geoffroyi

    Common Names: Potter’s Leopard Wrasse

    Care Level: Difficult

    Adult Size: 6.2 in

    pH Range: 8.1 – 8.3

    Temperature Range: (F/C) 77-79F/25-26C

    Specific Gravity/Hardness Range: 1.023-1.026

    Origin/Habitat: Hawaiian Islands

    Temperament/Behaviour: Rarely aggressive

    Compatible Tank mates: Clowns, Angels, Damsels, Butterfly fishes, Cardinalfishes, Blennies, Dragonets, Surgeonfishes.

    Diet: Must be kept in a tank with live rock, which will enable it to forage continually on the associated micro-invertebrate fauna (e.g. foraminiferans). Feed supplemental foods daily, unless the system provides ample supllies of live food. Offer frozen preperation for carnivores, frozen or live brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and live balck worms.

    Tank Size For Adult: 55gal (208l)

    Narrative: Excellent for the reef aquarium. Although beautiful, this Hawaiian endemic requires some special care and will starve if not kept in an established reef type system with productive live rock. Competes poorly for food, and must not be housed with aggressive tankmates. Provide a 2-inch layer of fine sand where it can bury at night. Rarely aggressive toward other species, or member of its own species (males may squabble). To keep more than one individual, add them simultaneously and include only one male per tank.

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    Macropharyngodon meleagris

    Scientific Name: Macropharyngodon meleagris

    Common Names: Leopard Wrasse

    Care Level: Difficult

    Adult Size: 5.9in

    pH Range: 8.1 – 8.3

    Temperature Range: (F/C) 77-79F/25-26C

    Specific Gravity/Hardness Range: 1.023-1.026

    Origin/Habitat: Eastern Indian Ocean to Western Pacific

    Temperament/Behaviour: Rarely aggressive

    Compatible Tank mates: Clowns, Angels, Damsels, Butterfly fishes, Cardinalfishes, Blennies, Dragonets, Surgeonfishes.

    Diet: Difficult to feed. House in a well-established tank aquascaped with live rock and sand. Supplement with meaty foods: fresh or frozen seafoods, frozen preparations for carnivores, frozen or live brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and live black worms.

    Tank Size For Adult: 55gal (208l)

    Narrative: Excellent for the reef aquarium. This species’ brilliant colours and modest size are typical of a desirable genus made challenging to keep by its feeding habits. Without live rock and its associated population of micro-invertebrate fauna (e.g. foraminiferans and amphipods), a Macropharyngogdon spp. wrasse will usually starve to death. Sporting large teeth in a tiny mouth, it is rarely aggressive and should be placed with other accommodating species. Two males will fight, but females may be kept in groups. One may transform into a male.

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    Novaculichthys taeniourus

    Scientific Name: Novaculichthys taeniourus

    Common Names: Rockmover Wrasse (Dragon Wrasse)

    Care Level: Relatively easy

    Adult Size: 11.8in

    pH Range: 8.1 – 8.3

    Temperature Range: (F/C) 77-79F/25-26C

    Specific Gravity/Hardness Range: 1.023-1.026

    Origin/Habitat: Indo-Pacific

    Temperament/Behaviour: Aggressive

    Compatible Tank mates: Clowns, Angels, Damsels, Butterfly fishes, Cardinalfishes, Blennies, Surgeonfishes.

    Diet: Meaty foods, including chopped, fresh or frozen seafoods, krill, frozen or live brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, cleaned earthworms, flake food, live grass shrimp, and even small feeder fish.

    Tank Size For Adult: 75 gal (284l)

    Narrative: Will eat small fishes, ornamental crustaceansm and many other motile invertebrates (including snails,, serpent stars, bristleworms and mantis shrimps). Notorious for flipping over large pieces of rock and rubble and will also turn over live corals. A handsome, fascinating-to-watch wrasse for larger aquariums. Juveniles are suitable for the community tank, but as they grow they become very aggressive. Keep with more-belligerent or larger fishes. Limit one specimen per tank. This species buries and will require 2-4 in of fine sand substrate on the aquarium bottom. Even large individuals will jump from uncovered tanks.

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