Formosa Wrasse



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The Formosa Wrasse is also referred to as the Formosan Coris or Queen Coris. The juvenile and adult appearances vary greatly. As a juvenile, the body color is orange with white tiger stripes across the back. The stripes and fins are outlined in black. As an adult, the females have a dark blue-green body with black spots, accented by red on the fins, and a light-blue diagonal stripe across the orange face. The males have a light-blue body with vertical blue stripes and several green stripes on the face.
It requires a 100 gallon or larger aquarium with a 4-6 inch layer of sand in which to bury itself. It is an excellent hunter and will leave no rock unturned (literally) in search of food. The Formosa Wrasse will eat urchins, crabs, shrimp, and small invertebrates.

The diet should consist of seafoods, brine or mysis shrimp, live black worms, and flake foods.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 2'
Color Form: Black, Orange, White
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Africa
Family: Labridae

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