Cigar Wrasse
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  • Cigar Wrasse

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  • Tank Size: 125 Gallons
    Tempermant: Aggressive
    Maximum Size: 14"
    Coloration: Yellow, Green, Multicolor
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean, Red Sea
    Reef Compatible: Yes (With Caution)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Sharp-nosed Rainbowfish
  • Description
  • The Cigar Wrasse is a large and fairly colorful wrasse. Cigar Wrasses tend to be mostly green or brown, but males can turn more yellow with bright rainbow colorful patches under their pectoral fins.

    Cigar Wrasses reach a maximum adult size of around 14 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 125 gallons. Cigar Wrasses are very strong jumpers and need to be kept in tanks with a tight fitting lid with no holes large enough for them to jump through if spooked. Cigar Wrasses are aggressive fish that shouldn't bother most fish and corals. Cigar Wrasses will end up trying to eat every invert that they can get their hands on though. For this reason, if you want to add a Cigar Wrasse to your reef tank, only do so with caution.

    Multiple male Cigar Wrasses should not be kept in the same tank since they will be aggressive to each other. Keeping multiple female Cigar Wrasses or one male with multiple females is fine if they are introduced at the same time. Cigar Wrasses do best when kept in tanks with lots of live rock and sand. Cigar Wrasses will spend most of their day looking through the live rock for small inverts to eat between feedings. Cigar Wrasses might also take refuge in sand beds in the evening. Not having sufficient sand can lead to your Cigar Wrasse becoming stressed and ill.

    Cigar Wrasses are carnivores and require a diet that is rich in meaty foods. Foods like mysis and brine shrimp along with high quality frozen foods will keep your Cigar Wrasse healthy and happy. Larger Cigar Wrasses will require more substantial males like chunks of fresh seafood, mainly those with hard shells.

    If you have any questions about the Cigar Wrasse and if it's the right fish for your tank, please feel free to contact us at any time.

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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