Hardwicke Wrasse



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This Hardwicke Wrasse is sometimes referred to as the Sixbar Wrasse or the Hardwick's Wrasse. When it is an adult it features an ethereal blue body that has six horizontal dark body stripes, and a distinctive "daisy" design around the eyes, made from a variety of pastel shades. It is recommended to keep it in a large tank of 90 gallons or more, with bigger, more aggressive tank mates and plenty of rocks to use for hiding. It can become territorial and attack any new members of the community, which is why it should be added at the end of the aquarium. It can be kept in a pair if the aquarium is 125 gallons or more. It can consume bristleworms and mantis shrimp. It doesn't consume live living corals or plants. The diet of the marine fish is comprised of crustaceans, fish motile invertebrates, and worms. The diet of aquarium fish should consist of a variety of feeder shrimp, marine flesh, frozen meaty dishes, and flaked food items. Approximate Size of Purchase: 1-3/4" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"  
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General information regarding Hardwicke Wrasse The Hardwicke Wrasse as an adult is a pastel blue body that is adorned with six vertical dark body stripes as well as an attractive daisy pattern around the eyes, made from several pastel shades. It is recommended to place it in an aquarium that has more aggressive, larger tank mates and plenty of rocks to hide in. It is territorial and will attack any new members of the community, which is why it is best to add it at the end of the aquarium. It is possible to keep it with one of its mates if the tank is 125 gallons or more. It is known to consume bristleworms and mantis shrimp. It is not known to feed on corals or live plants.
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