Two Tone Wrasse

Greek Name: (Halichoeres prosopeion)



From hypnotic indigo to a golden-sunset sunset the rarely seen Two Tone Wrasse is ready to take your show-stopping reef aquarium to a new height. Hardy and well-adapted, it is disease-resistant and easy to work with, this vibrantly colored wrasse is a great addition to even the most novice hobbyists.

A larger or 70-gallon tank with a lid that is sealed with a 2-3-inch sandy bottom that it can hide in when scared and other peaceful species of wrasses, such as their own kind, provide an ideal habitat. It will consume fireworms and pyramidellid snails. It also protects the corals and clams that aren’t a problem. But, larger specimens can be prey on smaller crabs and shrimp that are ornamental. This Two-Tone Wrasse species is protected with soft and stony corals, however, it could eat feather dusters, tiny shrimps tubes, flatworms, and shrimp. It can also consume parasites from tank mates as they grow.

The Two Tone Wrasse diet should include vitamin-enriched mysis shrimp frozen as well as vitamin-rich brine shrimp that are frozen, as well as other meaty food items, excellent seafood flake, and pellets.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 1-1/2″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3″; Large: 3″ to 4″


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Care Level

Easy - Moderate



Color Form

Blue, Yellow



Reef Compatible


Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size






Minimum Tank

70 gallons


General information concerning Two Tone Wrasse

From hypnotic indigo to a golden-sunset sunset and beyond, the seldom-seen Two Tone Wrasse is ready to elevate your aquarium to a new height. Hardy well-adapted, resistant to disease and easy to live with, this vibrantly colored wrasse can be great to add to the collection of even novice hobbyists. An aquarium with a sealed lid and 2-3 inch sandy bottom for hiding beneath when scared and also other peaceful wrasses, such as their own, provide excellent habitat. It will feed on fireworms and pyramidellid snails, thereby protecting the corals and clams. This Two-Tone Wrasse is very safe with soft and stony corals. However, it could feed on feather dusters small shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It is also known to devour parasites that have been sucked off-tank mates as they grow.

Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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