The Venus Clown Wrasse juveniles are pinkish red with a yellow throat crossed by pink lines. Adults females are whitish with a reddish brown band running from her head to mid body, males have a mottled emerald green body, white throat crossed by pink lines.
The Venus Clown Wrasse requires a larger aquarium with a sandy bottom into which it will burrow to sleep, or if it is threatened. Do not attempt to keep the Venus Clown Wrasse on crushed coral or similar substrate as they have a poor survival rate on such substrates. When very small, Venus Clown Wrasse are safe with almost any fish that will not eat them, but as they grow, they can become destructive. They should not be kept with invertebrates.
The Venus Clown 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.