Golden Wrasse

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

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Halichoeres chrysus

    COMMON NAME – Yellow, Canary, Golden Rainbow Wrasse, Yellow Coris

    SIZE – 5 in (13 cm)

    RANGE – Coral Sea

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE – 50 gal (189 L)

    CARE LEVEL – Moderate

    TEMPERAMENT - Peaceful

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


    REEF COMPATIBILITY – With caution, may eat ornamental shrimps

    CAPTIVE CARE – This is a peaceful fish that does best with other peaceful fish. It can be kept with other wrasses. It requires a 3 inch sand bed to hide in when frightened and to sleep in at night. It will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, along with feather dusters, small ornamental shrimp, tubeworms and flatworms. 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