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Species Name : Pseudocoris Yamashiroiis
Care Level : Moderate
Temperament : Peaceful
Color : Pink, Green, Blue
Diet : Carnivorous
Reef Compatible : With Caution
Water Conditions : sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size : 6"
Origin : Indo-West Pacific
Family : Labridae
Minimum Tank Size : 100 gallons
Torpedo Wrasse (Pseudocoris Yamashiroiis) commonly referred to as Pink Wrasse, Redspot Wrasse, Yamashiro's Wrasse, Japanese Wrasse, Redthroat Rainbowfish. Pseudocoris is a genus of planktonic feeding labrids more affectionally known as Torpedo Wrasses. This name is aptly given for the speed at which they peruse their habitat, making capture and photography extremely frustrating.
Females are pinkish to pale purplish-grey with a silvery-white stripe above and below the eye, and a distinct red spot on the pectoral-fin base. Males are greenish-blue on the upper two-thirds of the body with a dense pattern of fine black spots and irregular vertical lines, a white belly, and dark outer caudal-fin rays making the tail appear deeply forked. Body moderately elongated, maximum length 6 inches.
An aquarium of 100 gallons or more is needed to provide enough space for swimming. The Torpedo Wrasse is an active swimmer that make great community members in reef systems, they are coral safe however they may prey on smaller crustaceans. Make sure a mesh lid is placed over the aquarium as this species is known for jumping from the aquarium. New individuals may hide for a day or two when first introduced and typically become bolder with time.
This wrasse species tend to form small shoals often mixed with other shoaling fish species. They tend not to be overly aggressive, although males may pester other male wrasse. It it best to keep one male per aqurium with multiple females.
Feed Torpedo Wrasse a diet of a variety of fresh or frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and table shrimp and it should be fed at least twice per day.
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