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Lunare Wrasse
Thalassoma lunare
Lunare Wrasse
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Size: 2.5-4 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Bold
Reef Safe: Not generally
Diet: Flake, Pellet, Meaty
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: No
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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 longer life span in the aquarium. With their beautiful coloration, the Lunare Wrasse fish make a great addition to any aquarium. They are peaceful fish that makes them excellent fish for the community aquarium. The Lunare Wrasse does not even bother corals but they consume crustaceans and invertebrates. When frightened, the Lunare Wrasse hide in the rock work or may bury themselves in the sand. They get along with the other tank mates quite well and can consume any prepared food that are provided to them. The Lunare Wrasse has striking pink and green coloration and when it moves in the water gracefully, it surely grabs everyone?s attention to your aquarium. They are a gorgeous fish and are very good at jumping, therefore it is advised to keep them in a closed aquarium that prevents them to come out of the aquarium. The Adult Lunare Wrasse has a different coloration as compared to juvenile. As an adult the Lunare Wrasse fish are very aggressive and become territorial in nature. Although they feed on anything that is given, sometimes the Lunare Wrasse even feeds on snails, brittle stars, and Mantis shrimps. Breeding is not yet achieved in captivity. They usually have powerful jaws that enable them to feed over meaty foods such as worms and shrimps. We also suggest you keeping a few live rocks and sand bed in your home aquarium.
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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 hefner413
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