Harlequin Tusk



The Harlequin Tusk comes from coral reefs in the Indian Ocean and Australia. Indian Ocean Tusks have orange stripes with white margins and hints of blue next towards the fin of the fish. Australian Tusks feature orange stripes that have vivid blue margins that begin from the pectoral fin all the way towards their tail. Both of these stunning colors feature bright blue teeth or tusks which are used to break invertebrates. They're great fish to have in the FOWLR (Fish only with live rock) aquarium. The fish tend to be timid when they are small in size but will develop confidence and personality as they get older. A 125-gallon or larger aquarium that is filled with live rock to hide in and moderately active fish such as Angels, Tangs, and smaller Triggers is a good setting. You should only keep one specimen per tank. While they aren't likely to harm corals, they can consume any crustacean that is small, like crabs and snails. The Harlequin Tusk Wrasse diet must include vitamin-enriched mysis shrimp that are frozen and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp frozen, and other meaty food, along with the highest quality sea flake as well as marine pellets. Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"; Medium: 3-1/2" to 4-1/4"; Medium/Large: 4-1/4" to 5" Large: 5" to 6"; XLarge: 6" to 7"; XXLarge: 7" to 9"  
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Info on the Harlequin Tusk The Harlequin Tusk Lienardella fasciata is an incredibly distinctive aquarium fish. They have the most vibrant orange hues that you will find on any fish and stunning vertical stripes of white. Neon green and blue stripes are often seen on their bodies. Harlequin Tuskfish have teeth that are large which can be used to crush small crustaceans. Like all unique large fish, there are certain requirements to follow when maintaining. It is recommended to keep them in an aquarium that is exclusively for fish with only one specimen in each tank.
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6 lbs


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