Cordid Redhead Wrasse (Halichoeres rubricephalus)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 33 to 116 ft. Size: 4 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Small invertebrates, crustaceans, worms
Natural History: The Redhead Wrasse is found in protected shallow reef systems with rich growths of finely-branced corals. It is very specific to its normal microhabitat and has not been observed elsewhere.
Husbandry: The Cordid Readhead Wrasse may attack ornamental shrimp or other crustaceans. It also may bury itself to sleep at night. Large individuals may harass smaller wrasse species. This species is very rare in the aquarium trade. The male Cordid Redhead Wrasse is one of the most spectacularly-colored of the Halichoeres species.
AKA: Redhead Wrasse
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