Formosa Coris Wrasse

Species information for the Formosa Coris Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Coris formosa

    COMMON NAME – Formosa, Queen Coris, Formosa, Queen Coris Wrasse

    SIZE – 24 in (61 cm)

    RANGE - Africa, South Asia

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE – 200 gal (757 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Intermediate

    TEMPERAMENT - Aggressive

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



    CAPTIVE CARE – This is an aggressive fish and should be kept with other aggressive fish. As it matures, the Formosa wrasse goes through many color changes and the males and females look different from each other. It requires a 6 inch deep sand bed to hide and sleep in. It will also move the rockwork in the aquarium so the rockwork needs to be secure against damaging rockslides. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 26, 2014
    jhnrb, Aug 7, 2009