Christmas Wrasse (Halichoeres claudia) Care
The Christmas Wrasse, Halichoeres claudia, must be housed in a tank with a deep sand bed (3 to 4 inches) for them to hide in. They required a home that has a lot of mature live rock work to both live in while also feeding on. The aquarium must have a tight fitting lid, otherwise, they will jump out. Young Christmas Wrasses rarely cause problems in a community type set-up, but larger adults have been known to pick on smaller passive fish, such as flasher wrasses, fairy wrasses, and firefish, so these species are best avoided.
We note above that the Christmas Wrasse is safe with corals, but you should note that it can be a threat to bristle worms, fan worms, snails, shrimps, and urchins.
Christmas Wrasses are carnivorous and must be fed a diet rich in meaty foods. They will readily accept most meaty frozen foods such as mysis shrimp, krill, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, finely chopped shrimp, clams, mussels along with high-quality flake and pellet food. Feed small amounts 2 or 3 times per day.