The Checkerboard Wrasse, also known as the Marble/Hortulanus Wrasse, displays a juvenile white coloration with stripes, dots, and patches of black. As it matures, it becomes silver with a black checkerboard pattern on the body, yellow dorsal fin and tail, and light green face with orange to pink striped markings. To house this species, a 125 gallon or larger aquarium with a sealed lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom for hiding, and peaceful wrasses, including its own species, is recommended. It will feed on fireworms and pyramidellid snails, but will not harm corals or clams. However, larger specimens may prey on smaller ornamental shrimp and crabs, as well as feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. The Marble/Hortulanus Wrasse should be fed a diet that includes vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and other meaty foods, along with high-quality marine flake and pellet food.