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Species Name : Halichoeres Iridis
Care Level : Expert Only
Temperament : Peaceful
Color : Black, Green, Orange, Red, Yellow
Diet : Carnivore
Reef Compatible : Yes
Water Conditions : sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size : 4½"
Origin : East Africa
Family : Labridae
Minimum Tank Size : 50 gallons
The Radiant Wrasse (Halichoeres Iridis) is also referred to as the Orangehead Wrasse, Iridis Wrasse, and Radiant Africa Wrasse. The Radiant Wrasse originates in the Indian Ocean off the coast of eastern Africa.
The adult has a dark red body with colors becoming lighter at the edges and fins. The head is a bright gold color with the yellow tones continuing along the dorsal fin. The color of the juvenile is more muted. This species can reach 11.5 cm (4.5 in) in total length.
A 50 gallon or larger aquarium with a tight-fitting lid, a 1-2 inch sandy bottom to hide under if frightened, and other peaceful wrasses, including its own species, is an acceptable environment.
Tankmates should be around the same size, aggression and activity level; avoid very small or docile tankmates. They can usually be kept in groups without any problems. They should not be kept with invertebrates like crustaceans (crabs and shrimp) or feather duster worms. In addition, it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It may also eat parasites off of tank mates.
This species can change gender from female to male. When a male is needed, a female changes sex and takes on the role.
Feed a variety of meaty foods in small amounts several times per day, including Mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brineshrimp, finely chopped krill/ cockle/ mussel/ prawns/ squid/ clam/ fish flesh etc, plus flake food.
Size: Small 1-3/4" to 2-1/4", Medium 2-1/4" to 3-1/2", Large 3-1/2" to 5"
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