Radiant Wrasse EXPERT ONLY



The Radiant Wrasse is sometimes called "orangehead" Wrasse, Iridis Wrasse, and Radiant Africa Wrasse. Adults have the body of dark red and lighter coloration around the edges and fins. The head is bright gold color, with yellow tones that continue along to the dorsal fin. The coloring of the juvenile is less subtle. A 50-gallon or larger aquarium fitted with a secure lid and 2 to 3 inches of sand bottom that it hide in if scared, and other tranquil snails, such as their own kind, makes an appropriate habitat. It can eat fireworms as well as pyramidellid snails while protecting the corals and clams that aren't a problem. The larger species can devour smaller crabs and shrimp that are ornamental. It also may consume birdseed dusters as well as wild shrimp flatworms, and tubeworms. It can also consume parasites from tank buddies. It is recommended that the Radiant Wrasse diet must consist of vitamin-rich frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp frozen in brine, and other meaty food items, in addition to an excellent marine flake and food made from marine pellets. Approximate purchase size: Small 1-3/4" to 2-1/4", Medium 2-1/4" to 3-1/2", Large 3-1/2" to 5" Please note that we guarantee that ALL aquatic species we provide will be alive and in good shape. But, due to the greater amount of maintenance required for this particular species, it was designated "Expert only." This species is suggested only to the aquarist who is an expert or zoo institution. Expert only aqua life is exempt from our warranty after arrival.  
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General information on Radiant Wrasse Radiant Wrasse adults have a dark red body, with colors changing to lighter towards close to the fins and edges. The head is a vibrant gold hue with yellow tones that continue along the fins that are dorsal. The juvenile's color is less pronounced. A tank with a secure lid and a 3 to 4-inch sandy bottom for hiding under in case terrified, and other calm species of wrasse, including their own kind, are an appropriate habitat.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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