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Chiseltooth Wrasse

Greek Name: (Pseudodax moluccanus)

$69.99

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The Chiseltooth Wrasse is an exquisitely colored, tranquil aquarium member for your home and is the perfect choice for the more experienced aquarist. As with all wrasses exhibits interesting behavior and an elongated jaw, which assists in feeding. Chiseltooth Wrasse is among the largest specimens of the genus. It can grow as much as a foot long. A Chiseltooth Wrasse is considered to be the ideal choice for an experienced aquarist or research aquarium. As with other Labrids these fish are able to leap off the aquarium, which is why the lid must be secure and overflow boxes that are covered are essential.

The wild fish are generally located along drop-offs that are less than 50 feet, near caves, whereas younger species typically seek refuge in caves. The Chiseltooth Wrasse is a relative of the parrotfish and is known to exhibit similar behavior to species in the genus Anampes.

The Chiseltooth Wrasse diet should include vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimps, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp that are frozen, as well as other meaty items in addition to an excellent seafood flake, and pellets.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small Juvenile: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″; Medium: 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″; Large: 3-1/2″ to 4-3/4″

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Care Level

Difficult

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Black, Blue, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

10"

Origin

Africa, Fiji, Sri Lanka

Family

Labridae

Minimum Tank

125 gallons

Description

General information about the Chiseltooth Wrasse

The Chiseltooth Wrasse Pseudodax moluccanus is a stunningly colored and peaceful addition to the home aquarium, and is perfect for the professional aquarist. Like all wrasses, it exhibits fascinating behavior and also has an elongated jaw, which assists in feeding. Chiseltooth Wrasse is among the largest specimens of the genus. It can grow to up to 1 foot in size. A Chiseltooth Wrasse is considered to be the ideal choice for an experienced aquarist or research aquarium. Similar to other Labrids, these fish may attempt to jump from the tank therefore a well-fitting lid and overflow boxes that are covered are essential. Wild, adults are generally located along drop-offs that are less than 50 feet, near caves, while juveniles tend to hide in caves. The only species that is part of the Genus Pseudodax is the Chiseltooth Wrasse is closely related to the parrotfish and can display similar behaviors to wrasses belonging to the Genus Anampes.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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