The Dragon Wrasse is commonly known as Rockmover Wrasse, Striped Wrasse, Clown Wrasse, Reindeer Wrasse, or Red Belly Wrasse. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.1-8.4. The Dragon Wrasse grows up to 12 inches and it resembles a dragon due to presence of their ?horns?. The Dragon Wrasse is suitable for more advanced beginners and intermediate marine aquarium keepers. Adult wrasses have a different coloration and shape compared to the juvenile fish. Like most of the wrasses, the Dragon Wrasse is shy at first after being introduced to a new tank. It requires a thick sand bed to bury inside and to sleep as well. As an adult, the Dragon Wrasse is aggressive whereas the juveniles are quite docile. It is best to keep it singly or in pairs and in a tank not less than 30 gallons, but a larger tank if you wish to keep more than one. The Dragon Wrasse also requires lot of hiding places in caves, under overhangs, and a brightly lit aquarium. The Dragon Wrasse should never be kept in a reef aquarium but is suitable for ?fish only? aquarium. Since it is a carnivore, it eats different types of invertebrates such as crustaceans, snails, sea and brittle star. You should feed the Dragon Wrasse 3-4 times a day for its continued good health.
The juvenile of Dragon Wrasse has a burgundy body with white markings. The fins are also notable in their appearance, especially the first two dorsal spines that form a "cow-lick." The adult Dragon Wrasse normally does not have the large dorsal spines and has a light blue to green body with impressive darker markings. A very striking addition to the FOWLR system.This fish is also known as the rock mover, because they like to flip rocks over and reaquascape your tank, looking for prey.This fish has a high metabolic rate and is more likely to starve to death than suffer from poor water quality.Provide rockwork and a sand bottom for this fish. The Dragon wrasse likes to bury itself in the sand at night to sleep and hide when it feels threatened. This wrasse can be susceptible to injury from a sharp substrate.This fish will grow to about 12 inches in length.Should be fed a hardy diet of suitably bite-sized pieces of meaty foods that includes fresh or frozen seafoods, silversides, live or frozen brine and mysid shrimp, live grass or ghost shrimp, live black worms, and flake food.The Wrasse family of fish is a large group of usually very colorful free swimmingfish. These fish are powerful swimmers using their pectoral fins to propel themthrough the water. Wrasses usually have powerful jaws that enable them to crushtheir food, which includes worms. These fish usually have long continuous dorsalfins and are found in groups in the wild. The Wrasses are one of the few fish thatwill bury themselves in the sand when sleeping or during flight. Wrasses are alsoable to change their sex during these phase changes.