Harlequin Tusk (Choerodon fasciatus) Care
The Harlequin Tusk, Choerodon fasciatus, is also known as the Harlequin Tuskfish. These fish come from the Western Pacific region. They have an orange body with thick vertical white stripes outlined with thin vertical blue lines. They have blue teeth or “tusks.” The fish from Australia tend to be much more colorful than those from other regions.
Harlequin Tusks can reach up to 10″ and require an aquarium of at least 125 gallons with plenty of live rock with hiding places and need to be kept in an aquarium with a lid. They will do best in a fish-only tank with other semi-aggressive fish.
They are considered reef safe “with caution” because they may eat smaller fishes, snails, tubeworms, ornamental shrimps, crabs, brittle stars, sea stars and urchins.
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.