Banana Wrasse

Species information for the Banana Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Thalassoma lutescens

    COMMON NAME – Banana, Yellow-Brow, Yellow, Sunset Wrasse

    SIZE – 12 in (31 cm)

    RANGE - Fiji, Vanuatu

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE- 125 gal (473 L)

    CARE LEVEL – Easy

    TEMPERAMENT - Aggressive

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Should be fed a variety of high quality marine meaty foods. Will also eat other crustaceans.



    CAPTIVE CARE - This is an aggressive fish and should be kept with other aggressive fish. If the aquarium is larger than 125 gallons, the Banana wrasse can be kept with a mate. Adult males take on a bluish color; females are yellow. The Banana wrasse is highly territorial and should be added last to minimize harassment of other fish. They prefer a tank with lots of rockwork with lots of hiding places. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 10, 2014
    jhnrb, Aug 7, 2009