Formosa Wrasse (Coris formosa)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Indian and Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 7 to 98 ft. Size: 24 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 180+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Crustaceans, bivalves, snails, bristleworms
Natural History: The Formosa Wrasse is found individually on shallow coral and rubble reef zones. It prefers to bury itself in sand at night. It is strong enough as an adult to grab and flip stones and corals over to feed on prey it finds beneath them.
Husbandry: Adults Formosa Wrasses will eat ornamental shrimp, snails, and bivalves in an aquarium. It will eat fire worms but will also flip corals and consume ornamental shrimp.
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