Neon Wrasse



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The Neon Wrasse, also known as the Yellowhead Wrasse, is one of the easiest wrasses to identify in every color phase. Adults have a golden to yellow head, a black vertical bar behind the tip of the pectoral fin, merging with a broad black area on the upper side, continuing to the top of the caudal peduncle and upper caudal fin and blue underneath. Juveniles are yellow with a turquoise-blue stripe along their sides.
A 50 gallon or larger aquarium is required for the Neon Wrasse. They are peaceful to other fish, but are territorial, bordering on aggressive with conspecifics, so it is best to keep one per tank. They require plenty of swimming room, and excellent water conditions.

A carnivore, the Neon Wrasse requires regular feedings that include a variety of prepared and live meaty foods, such as feeder shrimps, flaked foods, and marine fish. To acclimate them to eating prepared foods, start with a food that will sink to the bottom that the Neon Wrasse can consume from there.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 6"
Color Form: Black, Blue, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Caribbean, Western Atlantic
Family: Labridae
Swim Level: Top to Middle

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