The Coris or Clown Wrasse is a master at hiding and has been known to disappear for extended periods by burring themselves into the sand. Crushed coral or similar substrate is not recommended for this reason. Juveniles come in a variety of colors. Mature adults have speckled blue bodies, highly decorated fins, and an orange and green striped face.
They should be fed a variety of meaty foods including vitamin-enriched frozen Brine Shrimp, vitamin-enriched frozen Mysis Shrimp, along with a high-quality marine pellet and marine flake food.
CAUTION: When small this fish will not bully or eat any of the fish in your tank, but adults will eat other fish and invertebrates in your tank.
Clown Wrasse or Coris Wrasse *Coris Gaimard* (Small)
- Care Level: Moderate
- Tank Size: 125 gallons
- Diet: Carnivore
- Venomous: No
- Max Size: 1' 3"
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Reef Compatible: With Caution
- Invertebrate Safe: No
- Life Span: 3 - 5 Years
- Acclimation Time: 30+ Minutes
- Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025