Marble/Hortulanus Wrasse Information
The juvenile of the Marble/Hortulanus Wrasse is also called the Checkerboard Wrasse is white with dots, stripes, and black spots. When it matures, it changes to silver, with a distinct black checkerboard pattern on its body. The dorsal fin and the tail are yellow. The face is a light green, with orange-to-pink stripes.
A 125 gallon or greater aquarium with a lid that is sealed with a 2 to 3 inches of sand bottom that it can hide in if scared, and other tranquil wrasses including the species it is, makes an ideal habitat. Within the aquarium, they can devour pyramidellid snails and fireworms while protecting corals and clams. It also may devour feather dusters as well as wild shrimps, flatworms and tubeworms.
Marble/Hortulanus Wrasse Diet
The Marble/Hortulanus Wrasse diet must include vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp, shrimp vitamin enriched frozen brine, as well as other meaty food items, along with high quality marine flake as well as marine pellets.