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Green Wrasse

Green Wrasse

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Green Wrasse Care Guide with Aquarium Size Requirement:

1. Species Overview:

  • The Green Wrasse (Halichoeres hortulanus) is a colorful and active marine fish known for its vibrant green and blue markings. It is a popular choice for reef aquariums due to its striking appearance and engaging behavior.

2. Aquarium Size:

  • Provide a spacious aquarium of at least 75 gallons for a single Green Wrasse. Larger tanks of 100 gallons or more are recommended for multiple specimens or community setups.
  • Consider the wrasse's active swimming behavior and provide ample open swimming space.

3. Water Parameters:

  • Maintain stable water conditions with a temperature range of 75°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C).
  • Keep the pH level in the range of 8.1 to 8.4.
  • Salinity should be maintained between 1.020 and 1.025.

4. Tank Decor:

  • Include live rock structures and open areas for swimming. Green Wrasses enjoy exploring and may establish territories, so provide suitable hiding spots.
  • Ensure the aquarium has a secure lid as wrasses may jump.

5. Diet:

  • Green Wrasses are carnivores. Offer a varied diet consisting of high-quality marine-based flakes, pellets, and small meaty foods.
  • Include live or frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and chopped seafood to meet their nutritional needs.

6. Behavior:

  • Green Wrasses are known for their active and curious behavior, often darting around the aquarium. They may establish territories, especially in the presence of other wrasses.
  • These wrasses are generally peaceful but may show aggression towards similar-shaped fish.

7. Tank Mates:

  • Choose tank mates carefully, avoiding other wrasses of the same or similar species. Compatible tank mates include other peaceful reef fish.
  • Monitor for any signs of aggression and be prepared to separate individuals if needed.

8. Size of the Fish:

  • Green Wrasses can grow up to 5 to 6 inches (13 to 15 cm) in length. Provide sufficient space for their growth and swimming habits.

9. Disease Prevention:

  • Quarantine new arrivals before introducing them to the main tank to prevent the spread of diseases.
  • Watch for signs of stress, parasites, or infections and take prompt action if needed.

10. Maintenance:

  • Perform regular water changes of 10-20% every two weeks to maintain water quality.
  • Ensure proper filtration and water flow within the aquarium.

By following these care guidelines and providing an appropriate environment, the Green Wrasse can thrive and become a lively and captivating addition to your reef aquarium.

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