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Green Bird Wrasse (Male)
Green Bird Wrasse (Male)
Gomphosus varius

Gomphosus varius also known as the Green Bird Wrasse is the spectacular male mate to the Brown Bird Wrasse. These fish tend, like most wrasses, to be jumpers so be certain to have a safe and secure tank with plenty of wide open swimming space for this active water column swimmer. Dont let the small mouth and happy behavior fool you, this fish may become aggressive toward tankmates with time, this species is known for grabbing it's prey and bashing it into little bite sized pieces. If adding more than one female, they should be added at one time and only with one male. Does not bury in sand after dark, provide rock structure with caves for this fish to hide in.
Maximum Size: the Gomphosus varius grows up to 11 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Green Bird Wrasse (Male) prefers a tank of at least 80 gallons with plenty of places to hide & s
Diet: The Gomphosus varius is a carnivore and likes to eat Variety of meaty treats including frozen mysis, saltwater feeder shrimp, squid, scallop clam and other crustaceans..
Level of Care: The Green Bird Wrasse (Male) is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Green Bird Wrasse (Male) may act semi-aggressively toward other fish.
Hardiness: this is a moderately hardy fish
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
Range: Indo-Pacific.

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