Richmond’s Wrasse



Richmond's Wrasse is a true show-stopper! With vibrant colors, two fake eyes in their youth and lots of personality Richmond's Wrasse is sure to create a excitement when you upload photos of this gorgeous animal on social media. The Richmond's Wrasse features distinct chain-like lines that run along its sides. Females also showing yellow and orange towards the fins of their anals. A 70 gallon or greater aquarium with a lid that is sealed and a 2 to 3 inch sandy bottom to hide in when scared, and other peaceful wrasses including the species it owns, provide a good environment. It is able to eat fireworms as well as pyramidellid snails. It also protects corals and clams, which aren't a problem for it. The larger species could devour smaller ornamental crabs and shrimp. It also may consume feather dusters, tiny tubesworms, wild shrimp, and flatworms. It could be a parasite eater on tank mates. Richmond's Wrasse diet must include mysis shrimp that are vitamin-enriched and frozen as well as vitamin-rich brine shrimp frozen in brine, and other meaty items in addition to the highest quality seafood flake, and pellets. Approximate Size of Purchase: Juvenile/Female: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4"; Subadult: 2-1/4" to 3-1/2"; Male: 3-1/2" to 4-3/4"    
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General information about Richmond's Wrasse Richmond's Wrasse is a true show-stopper! With vibrant coloration, false eyes when they are young, and lots of personality. The Richmond's Wrasse is distinguished by its chains that run on its sides, with females also showing yellow and orange toward their anal fin. A tank with a sealed lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom for hiding beneath when they are scared and other wrasses that are peaceful, such as its very own creates a safe and comfortable environment.  
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6 lbs


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