The Yellow Coris Wrasse, Halichoeres chrysus, features a slim yellow body with various black spots across its dorsal fin. It is also known as the Yellow Wrasse, Golden Wrasse, or Canary Wrasse. The Yellow Coris can be a beneficial tank member by eating flatworms and fireworms that are often nuisances. But may also nip at and eat smaller Shrimp, Snails, Clams, Feather Dusters and softer Corals, therefor caution is advised with keeping this Wrasse in a reef tank.
The Yellow Coris Wrasse can grow to be 7", and are best kept in a tank no less than 50 gallons fully mature, but as juveniles are OK in a tank about 20 gallons. Their environment should include plenty of live rock for hiding places, a thick sandy substrate, and a tightly sealed lid to prevent escapes.
They will eat meaty foods such as vitamin enriched brine and mysis, as well as most flake foods, higher quality food is best. Overall, it is hardy, easy to care for, and a wonderfully colored wrasse, which will thrive in a temperature range of 72-78°F and a pH of 8.1-8.4.