Green Coris Wrasse (Halichoeres chloropterus) Care
The Green Wrasse, Halichoeres chloropterus, is also known as the Pastel-green Wrasse. These fish come from the Western Central Pacific region. They have a bright pastel-green body with pastel blue-green highlights.
Green Wrasses can reach up to 8″ and require an aquarium of at least 75 gallons with plenty of live rock and a fine (0.5 – 2.0 mm) sand bed of 4 to 6 inches. They are peaceful with most other fish. These fish are notorious jumpers and need to be kept in an aquarium with a lid.
They are considered reef safe “with caution” because they will eat small inverts and feather dusters.
These wrasses are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as brine and mysis shrimp, high-quality frozen foods, pieces of fresh seafood, and flake and pellet foods. The aquarium should have small pieces of rocks for the wrasse to ‘play’ with in its daily search for prey.