Yellowtail Coris

Species information for the Yellowtail Coris, in the Wrasses category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Coris gaimard

    COMMON NAME – Yellowtail, Red, Clown Coris Wrasse

    SIZE – 15 in (38 cm)

    RANGE - Fiji, Indonesia, Solomon Islands

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE – 150 gal (578 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 and some invertebrates.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY – With caution, may eat ornamental invertebrates other than corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE – This is a semi-aggressive fish and should be kept with large semi-aggressive fish. As it grows it will be come more aggressive and will eat smaller fish. They should not be kept with other wrasses. It will leave corals alone but will eat other invertebrates. It must be kept in a tank with a 6 in fine sand bed. Coarser grains (such as crushed coral) tend to lead this fish to an early death. 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