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Checkerboard Wrasse
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Checkerboard Wrasse

Halichoeres hortulanus
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Checkerboard Wrasse also known as the Marble Wrasse or Hortulanus Wrasse are found from the Red Sea south to Sodwana Bay, South Africa and east to the Line, Marquesas and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef.

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The juvenile Checkerboard Wrasse is white with stripes, dots, and patches of black. With maturity, it becomes silver with a distinctive black checkerboard pattern on the body. The dorsal fin and tail are yellow, and the face is light green with orange to pink striped markings.

A 125 gallon or larger aquarium with a sealed lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom to hide under if frightened, and other peaceful wrasses, including its own species, is a suitable environment. In the tank, it will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams which it will not bother. However, larger specimens may prey on smaller ornamental shrimp and crabs. In addition, it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms.

The Checkerboard Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

Minimum Aquarium Size

500 L

Max Size

27 cm

Reef Safe

With caution

Temperament

Peaceful

Diet

Carnivore

Care

Moderate

Origin

West Indian Ocean

Source

Wild Caught

Venomous

No

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