The Lunare Wrasse is also named the Moon Wrasse because of its yellow caudal fin shapes like crescent moon with long upper and lower lobes. They are easy to maintain and have a long life span in the aquarium. With their beautiful coloration, the Lunare Wrasse fishes make a great addition to any aquarium. They are peaceful fish that makes them excellent fish for the community aquarium, but as an adult the Lunare Wrasse fishes are aggressive and become territorial in nature. The Lunare Wrasse does not bother corals but they consume crustaceans and invertebrates, that is why it might consider reef safe but with caution. When frightened, this Lunare Wrasse fishes hide in the rock work or may bury themselves in the sand. That is why we suggest you to keep few live rocks and sand bed in your home aquarium. The Lunare Wrasse has striking pink and green coloration and when it moves in the water gracefully, it grabs everyone?s attention to your aquarium. They are gorgeous fish and are very good in jumping, therefore we advise you to keep them in a closed aquarium that prevents any unnecessary accidents. The adult Lunare Wrasse has a different coloration as compared to juvenile. Although they feed on anything that is given, sometimes the Lunare Wrasse even feed on snails, brittle star, Mantis shrimps. Breeding is difficult in captivity and requires larger aquarium as these are aggressive in nature towards other lunare Wrasses. They have powerful jaws that enable them to feed over meaty foods such as worms and shrimps.
The Wrasse family of fish is a large group of usually very colorful free swimming fish. These fish are powerful swimmers using their pectoral fins to propel them through the water. Wrasses usually have powerful jaws that enable them to crush their food, which includes worms and may include clams. These fish usually have long continuous dorsal fins and are found in groups in the wild. The Wrasses are one of the few fish that will bury themselves in the sand when sleeping or during flight. As with most Pomacanthus Angels, these fish go through extraordinary color changes from juvenile to adult. Wrasses are also able to change their sex during these phase changes.Photo by Saltwaterfish.com member, Aaron Blender