Purplehead Wrasse
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  • Purplehead Wrasse

  • Halichores prosopeion

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  • Tank Size: 90 Gallons
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 5"
    Coloration: Purple, Blue, Yellow
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Western Pacific Ocean, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia
    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
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  • Description
  • The Purple Head Wrasse (Halichoeres prosopeion), also known as the Twotone Wrasse or Zig-zag Wrasse, is a captivating and colorful fish found in the Indo-Pacific region. This wrasse is renowned for its distinctive coloration, which features a vibrant purple head that gradually transitions to a bright yellow tail. Its body is adorned with black stripes and a black spot on its dorsal fin, adding to its unique beauty. The Purple Head Wrasse is a relatively small fish, typically growing to a maximum size of around 5 inches, making it a suitable addition to smaller aquariums.

    In the aquarium, the Purple Head Wrasse is a lively and active fish, adding a burst of color and energy to the underwater environment. As a carnivore, it requires a diet of meaty foods such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and finely chopped seafood. It is a relatively hardy fish that adapts well to aquarium life, but it is important to provide it with adequate hiding places and swimming space. In addition to its beauty, the Purple Head Wrasse is also known for its cleaning behavior, often picking parasites and dead tissue off other fish. With proper care and attention, this wrasse can thrive and add a touch of vibrant charm to any saltwater aquarium.

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

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