Lightning Wrasse

Latin name: (Halichoeres cyanocephalus)

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color(s)

Blue, Purple, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Moderate

Avg. Max Size

1'

Minimum Tank Size

125 gallons

Family

Labridae

The Lightning Wrasse is a beautiful and unique species of fish, making it a favorite among many aquarists. Its vibrant colors, ranging from purple to blue, are sure to add some life to any fish only tank. As the fish matures, its coloration changes, giving it an even more captivating look. Additionally, they are quite hardy creatures and can tolerate a wide range of water chemistry. All in all, the Lightning Wrasse is an ideal species for those looking to add a little something extra to their tank. Furthermore, its relatively low price makes it an attractive option for hobbyists on a budget.

The Lightning Wrasse is a remarkable species of fish perfect for larger aquariums. A 125-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock and a substrate of at least 2 to 3 inches is ideal for providing the best environment. Additionally, these wrasse are great jumpers, which means a tight fitting canopy is essential. In addition, these wrasse are also known as cleaner fish, setting up a cleaning station where larger fish can stop by and have the Lightning Wrasse pick parasites from their body. As such, they can be a great benefit to any aquarium.

The Lightning Wrasse diet should include a variety of meaty foods including vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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