Iridis Wrasse

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

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Halichores iridis

    COMMON NAME - Iridis, Radiant, Orangehead Wrasse

    SIZE - 4.5 in (11.5 cm)

    RANGE - East Africa

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 50 gal (189 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Easy

    TEMPERAMENT - Peaceful

    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 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. It may also eat parasites off of other fish. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2014
    jhnrb, Aug 7, 2009