Goldbar Wrasse



 Thumbnail

The Goldbar Wrasse is aptly named for the subdued golden bar that divides its body from its head. Its olive-gold head, veined in contrasting brilliant blue, makes this member of the Labridae family a prized addition to almost any home marine aquarium. The Goldbar Wrasse has an appealing purple-hazed, bluish body that adds visual interest as this active fish swims amongst live rock.
Native to the African coasts, the Goldbar Wrasse thrives in swallow lagoons and seaward reefs in relatively shallow to moderately deep water. In the home aquarium, the Goldbar Wrasse fares equally as well in larger systems of 70 gallons or more with a variety of rock work amongst which they can swim, hide, and forage for food.

Care needs to be taken, however, to house Thalassoma hebraicum with fish of equal temperament. Though most will not attack coral or live plants, many will become territorial and may harass new additions to your aquarium. To help prevent this, the Goldbar Wrasse should be one of the last fish to be added to your system.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 9"
Color Form: Blue, Gold, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Africa
Family: Labridae

Note: This profile is currently incomplete. Description and/or images are temporarily taken from LiveAquaria and will be replaced shortly. If you are interested in writing a new description, please contact me at info@myfishtank.net. If you have any experience with this particular fish, please leave a comment below and share with us.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment