Wrasses

Wrasses are very common in sea – after gobies they are the class of fishes having the most number of species. Lots of these wrasses are also suitable to be kept in the aquarium and in the recent years, a new hype has been developed around these beautiful and very often useful marine fishes. Wrasses are mostly active in the reef structures underway and constantly searches for the live rock after edible microorganisms. Few wrasse-species are also suitable for the beginners and initial stocking, so for example the class Halichoeres or even the known six striped –wrasse Pseudocheilinus hexataenia which can be found in lots of marine tanks. Due to the small final size lots of wrasses are suitable for small tanks under 500l in case of which they should be structured properly. Wrasses are lively swimmers while the six striped-wrasse very aggressive. Rare but incredibly beautiful to look at are e.g. Macropharyngodon (Diamond-wrasse) and Macropharyngodon meleagris (Leopardenjunker) or even the not so easily kept Cirrhilabrus species and Choerodon fasciatus.




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Pseudocheilinus hexataenia - Sixstriped Wrasse

EUR 17,01
-10% RRP EUR 18,90 *

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Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis - Social fairy wrasse (male)

EUR 35,91
-10% RRP EUR 39,90 *

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Paracheilinus mccoskeri - McCoskers Wrasse

EUR 34,11
-10% RRP EUR 37,90 *

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Halichoeres chrysus - Canary wrasse

EUR 17,91
-10% RRP EUR 19,90 *

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Cirrhilabrus lubbocki - Lubbock

EUR 31,41
-10% RRP EUR 34,90 *

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Halichoeres iridis - Radiant Wrasse

EUR 42,21
-10% RRP EUR 46,90 *

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Choerodon Fasciatus

EUR 125,91
-10% RRP EUR 139,90 *

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Beautiful and agile!

"Often good to keep them solo! "

Many wrasses are completely aggressive towards their conspecifics (Please inform beforehand about individual- or group housing of animals) where they are otherwise very easy to maintain.

Feeding the wrasses

Since they tirelessly search for microorganisms in the reef, few wrasses are natural predators of plagues known to us: The six strioed-wrasse for example should prevent the Acropora-turbellaria. Wrasses feed mainly on microorganisms and zooplankton which they hunt in the reef or even by digging in the sand. So food like Mysis, Artemia or Goldpods are suitable in the aquarium. also shell fragments.

Cleaner wrasses

Also known is the cleaner wrasse (mostly Labroides dimidiatus) of parasites (mainly copepods and isopods) removed from the skin of other fishes. Therefore it is very careful and should face enough „customers“ at all times since otherwise it can be very overpowering with individual fishes and this is put under stress. All wrasses are known that they are very happy and jump joyfully (especially at night) and can jump out of the tanks. Please provide a spring cover!

Order wrasses online – Shipment

We ship fixed-feed and stable wrasses from our huge fish facility overnight all over Europe. Please inform beforehand about feed, final size and maintenance conditions for the fishes which you would like to order from us. We would be more than happy to help you!

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