Pinkface Wrasse



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The Pinkface Wrasse is also known as the Five Stripe Wrasse. This species will add bright coloration and movement to the aquarium making this species a great addition for the novice or expert alike. Pinkface wrasse can be recognized by their bright green and yellow body with several thick pink stripes from its mouth to just behind the eyes.

This hardy fish should reside in a 50 gallon or larger aquarium, with other aggressive tank mates, and plenty of rocks for hiding. It will become territorial and often harass any new additions to the aquarium, therefore, it should be one of the last fish added to the tank. This species has been known to eat mantis shrimp and bristleworms as well as other crustaceans, but will normally not eat corals or live plants.

Its natural diet consists of fish, crustaceans, motile invertebrates, and worms. The diet in an aquarium, should include a variety of feeder shrimp, marine pellets, frozen meaty preparations for carnivores, and flaked foods.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Care Level: Easy
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: 6"
Color Form: Blue, Red, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Christmas Island
Family: Labridae

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