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Red Coris Wrasse

  • Coris Wrasse are known as Rainbow Wrasses with the males being more colorful and a bit larger than the females.

  • Juvenile Rainbow Wrasse are generally reef safe but as they mature can start being a bit destructive.

  • Harems can be kept in the aquarium with 1 male and several females if added at the same time.

  • Provide an aquarium with ample rock work, cracks, crevices and caves for hiding and resting. Coris Wrasse are burrowers and need a thick sand bed to sleep and rest in. They spend a great deal of time turning over rock and coral rubble in search of crustaceans.

  • Adults should be fed twice a day large amounts of meaty foods with juveniles being fed a few more times daily.

  • Avoid adding smaller more peaceful fish as the Coris Wrasse may harass them.

  • Wrasse are hermaphrodites meaning they start as juveniles/females but at some point in their life may turn into a male.

  • Wrasse may jump provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid.

  • Red Coris Wrasse can grow up to almost 16".


We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 150 gallons or larger for this species.


Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

Care Info

Care: Easy

Behavior: Aggressive

Diet: Flake Food, Frozen Food,  Live Food

Habitat: Reef, Sand Flat

Light: High

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