Klunzinger’s Wrasse

lg 89569 Klunzingers Wrasse
Latin name: (Thalassoma rueppellii)

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Blue, Green, Pink, Purple



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The Klunzinger’s Wrasse is an ornamental fish that is a stunning addition to any marine aquarium. With its unique and vibrant coloration, this fish is sure to be a head-turner. They are known to be quite active, adding a sense of life and energy to the tank. Their elongated bodies are perfectly designed for their natural habitat, allowing them to move quickly and efficiently through the reefs. As a Red Sea native, this wrasse is hardy and adaptable, making it a great choice for beginner aquarists.

This hardy fish is an excellent choice for an aquarium of 70-gallons or larger. Its aggressive nature requires that it be one of the last fish added to the tank and that it be kept with other aggressive tank mates. Furthermore, to ensure its well-being, plenty of rocks should be included for hiding and potential territorial disputes. This species is a voracious eater, consuming mantis shrimp and bristleworms, as well as other crustaceans, but it generally does not harm corals or live plants. With proper care and attention, this species can be a healthy and entertaining part of any aquarium.

The Klunzinger’s Wrasse diet should include a variety of fish, meaty foods, and high quality marine flake and marine pellet food in order to provide the best nutrition possible.

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