- Care Level Easy - Moderate
- Temperament Peaceful
- Diet Carnivore
- Reef Compatible Yes
- Max. Size 5"
- Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
Ranging from hypnotic indigo to sunset golden yellow, the rarely-seen Two Tone Wrasse is ready to take your showcase reef aquarium to a whole new level. Hardy, well-adapted, disease-resistant and easy to get along with, this brilliantly colored wrasse makes an easy addition for even beginning hobbyists.
A 70-gallon or larger aquarium with a sealed lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom to hide under when frightened, and other peaceful wrasses, including its own species, provides a good environment. It will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams which it will not bother. However, larger specimens may prey on smaller ornamental shrimp and crabs. The Two Tone Wrasse is safe with stony and soft corals but may prey on feather dusters, small shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It may also eat parasites off of tank mates when young.
The Two Tone Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.