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Birdmouth Wrasse

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Fish / pet store,
Worked with fish (didn’t own)

Appearance

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to Feed

N/A

Easy Environment Needs

3/5

Compatibility with other species

3/5

Compatibility with own species

1/5

Activity Level

5/5

Visibility

5/5

Breeding

N/A

Interaction with owner

3/5

Birdmouth Wrasse is unusual and very striking

By

Portland, Oregon, United States

Posted May 11, 2013

Most birdmouth wrasse in aquariums are male. Males of this species grow up to a foot long and are a brilliant blue. Females are a bit smaller and are duller and brownish. Only one male should be kept per tank because they are very territorial, which is why I rated them low on compatibility with their own.

Wrasses are reef destroyers and should never, ever be kept in a reef tank. They are relatively aggressive and are a bigger fish so they can be kept safely with lionfish, other types of wrasse and triggerfish. They are meat eaters and will enjoy a variety of pellets, brine shrimp and blood worms. They will eat small fish too if they can fit them in their mouth.

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