Grey-head Wrasse (Halichoeres leucurus)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 7 to 50 ft. Size: 6 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Small benthic invertebrates, crustaceans, worms
Natural History: The Grey-head Wrasse is found in lagoons and protected areas of reef slopes and channels. It is most abundant in coral-rich habitats and is found in silty turbid waters more than other species of Halichoeres wrasses.
Husbandry: The Grey-head Wrasse may attack ornamental shrimp or other crustaceans. It is also reported to feed on fireworms. This species is reported to be a good jumper and a good aquarium lid is a must. As with all wrasses, large males may harass other similar wrasse species in smaller reef systems.
AKA: Silty Wrasse
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