Belted Wrasse

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

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Stethojulis balteata

    COMMON NAME – Belted Wrasse

    SIZE – 6 in (15 cm)

    RANGE - Hawaii, Australia

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE– 100 gal (378 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Expert

    TEMPERAMENT - Peaceful

    FOODS AND FEEDING – Not known to eat frozen foods, they will eat small invertebrates they find in the sand and rocks.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY – Please leave this fish in the ocean.


    CAPTIVE CARE – This fish is extremely difficult to keep in captivity. They have high caloric needs and most aquariums cannot support a population of invertebrates for them to survive off of. They also do not adapt to aquarium life well, remaining extremely skittish. 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