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Mexican Rainbow/Rock Wrasse
Mexican Rainbow/Rock Wrasse
Thalassoma lucasanum

Provide places to hide. Thalassoma lucasanum (Gill 1862), the Cortez Rainbow Wrasse AKA (for males) the Lollipop Wrasse. This tropical east Pacific beauty can be "hard as nails."
Maximum Size: the Thalassoma lucasanum grows up to 4 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Mexican Rainbow/Rock Wrasse prefers a tank of at least 80 gallons with plenty of places to hide
Diet: The Thalassoma lucasanum is a carnivore and likes to eat meaty treats (like live feeder, fiddler crabs, small fish & grass shrimp).
Level of Care: The Mexican Rainbow/Rock Wrasse is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Mexican Rainbow/Rock Wrasse may act 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: Central America.

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