Yellow Coris Wrasse
The Yellow Wrasse, also known as the Golden Rainbowfish, Golden Wrasse, Yellow Coris, or Canary Wrasse, is a brightly-colored fish that can add vibrant colors and activity to any marine aquarium. Due to its hardiness and relatively small size, the Yellow Wrasse is a popular choice among hobbyists of all levels. Interestingly, juvenile and young female Yellow Wrasse have multiple black spots on their fins, while mature adults have only one spot. This species is typically found at the reef edge in sand and rubble zones and is commonly associated with coral reefs. To create an ideal environment for the Yellow Wrasse, a well-established saltwater aquarium of at least 50 gallons with a tight-fitting lid is recommended. Aquascape the tank with live rock, creating ample hiding spaces and providing open areas for swimming. A sandy substrate layer of 2-3 inches in depth is essential to allow the Yellow Wrasse to burrow into the sand for shelter. When it comes to feeding, the Yellow Wrasse has a hearty appetite for benthic invertebrates, such as fireworms and pyramidellid snails. However, it cannot differentiate between “undesirable” and “desirable” invertebrates, so caution should be taken to ensure that ornamental invertebrates such as fan worms and shrimp are not mistaken for food. In the home aquarium, a varied diet consisting of vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and other meaty foods, along with high-quality marine flakes and pellets, is recommended. Frequent small feedings throughout the day will benefit the Yellow Wrasse. Peaceful wrasses, including members of its own species, can be housed with the Yellow Wrasse.