Red Coris Wrasse (Coris gaimard) Care
The Red Coris Wrasse, Coris gaimard, is also known as the African Coris. These fish come from the Pacific Ocean. Juveniles have an orange body with two white bars on the head and three on the body, all edged in black. Adults have a yellow body with blue spots, green stripes, and a yellow tail.
Red Coris Wrasses can reach up to 16 inches and require an aquarium of at least 150 gallons with plenty of live rock and a fine sand bed. This fish is semi-aggressive and do best in a fish-only tank and are notorious jumpers and must be kept in an aquarium with a lid.
They are considered reef safe “with caution” because they will go after smaller fish and invertebrates.
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.