Dragon Wrasse

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

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Novaculichthys taeniourus

    COMMON NAME - Dragon, Rock mover Wrasse

    SIZE - 12 in (31 cm)

    RANGE - Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Hawaii

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 gal (378 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Intermediate

    TEMPERAMENT - Semi-aggressive

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



    CAPTIVE CARE – This is semi-aggressive fish and should not be kept with docile fish as an adult. As an adult it will lose the attractive appendages and develop a beautiful checkered patten. It will fight with other members of its species. It requires a 4 inch sand bed to sleep and its known for rearranging the rockwork of its home so be sure that your rockwork is secure from rockslides. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 30, 2014
    jhnrb, Aug 7, 2009