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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.
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
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.