Yellow Coris Wrasse Large
The Yellow Wrasse, which is also known as the Golden Rainbowfish, Golden Wrasse, Yellow Coris, or Canary Wrasse, is a brightly colored fish that can add visual interest and activity to any marine aquarium. This fish is popular among hobbyists of all skill levels due to its hardiness and relatively small size. Interestingly, juvenile and young female Yellow Wrasse have multiple black spots on their fins, while mature adults have only one spot. The natural habitat of the Yellow Wrasse is concentrated in the Eastern Indian Ocean, extending into the Western Pacific Ocean, including the Solomon Islands and southern Japan, as well as the Rowley Shoals and the Australian coast of New South Wales. This fish is typically found at the reef edge in sand and rubble zones and is associated with reefs. To create an ideal environment for the Yellow Wrasse, it is recommended to set up a saltwater aquarium of at least 50 gallons in size with a tight-fitting lid. Aquascape with live rock to recreate a natural reef environment, providing ample hiding places for the fish to explore, seek refuge, and forage for food. A sandy substrate layer of 2-3 inches in depth is necessary to allow the Yellow Wrasse to burrow into the sand. House the Yellow Wrasse with other peaceful wrasses, including members of its own species. The Yellow Wrasse feeds on benthic invertebrates, such as fireworms and pyramidellid snails. Large, hungry Yellow Wrasse can help protect corals and clams from these undesirable invertebrates. However, it is important to note that the Yellow Wrasse cannot differentiate between desirable and undesirable invertebrates. If given the opportunity, this fish may also consume ornamental invertebrates, such as fan worms and shrimp. The Yellow Wrasse typically does not harm sessile invertebrates, such as soft or stony corals. In the home aquarium, the diet of the Yellow Wrasse should consist of a diverse variety of food items, including vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods, along with high-quality marine flakes and marine pellet foods. The Yellow Wrasse will benefit from frequent small feedings throughout the day.