Richmonds Wrasse
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  • Richmond's Wrasse

  • Halichoeres richmondi

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  • Tank Size: 90 Gallons
    Tempermant: Peaceful
    Maximum Size: 8"
    Coloration: Green, Blue, Orange
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Vanuatu
    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: Chain-lined Wrasse, Chanelined Wrasse, Blue Line Wrasse, Richmonds Wrasse
  • Description
  • The Richmond's Wrasse is one of the most colorful and sought after of all the wrasses. Richmond's Wrasses have stunning horizontal chain like stripes going down the full length of their bodies. Male Richmond's Wrasses tend to be more blue and green in color while females are more orange. Juvenile Richmond's Wrasses have eye spots on their dorsal fins as well.

    Richmond's Wrasses reach a maximum adult size of around 8 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 90 gallons in size. Since Richmond's Wrasses are such strong jumpers, you need to have a tight fitting lid on your tank with no holes large enough for them to jump through if spooked. Richmond's Wrasses are mostly peaceful fish and shouldn't bother other fish or corals in your tank. Richmond's Wrasses can go after some inverts though, so you must proceed with caution if adding a Richmond's Wrasse to a reef tank.

    Richmond's Wrasses will do best in tanks with lots of live rock and sand in them. Richmond's Wrasses will pick at small inverts off of live rock between feedings and will burrow in the sand in the evening. Without these, Richmond's Wrasses will get stressed out and possibly ill. Keeping Richmond's Wrasses in a small group is also a good idea if you keep all females or one male with multiple females. Male Richmond's Wrasses will be aggressive towards other males. Without a male, a female Richmond's Wrasse will turn male.

    Richmond's Wrasses are carnivores and require a diet that is rich in meaty foods like mysis and brine shrimp as well as high quality meaty frozen foods. As your Richmond's Wrasse gets older, it might need more substantial foods like small chunks of fresh seafood.

    If you have any questions about the Richmond's Wrasse and if it's the right wrasse 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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