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Provide sufficient sand to burrow. Will attempt to jump. Halichoeres chrysus, Randall 1981 , is a fish of two "good" and one bad common name. It should be called the Golden or Canary Wrasse for its bright bold sun-yellow color, but is most often listed as the Yellow Coris Wrasse (Arggghhh!, it is not a Coris genus member of course). This is an exemplary aquarium species that is suitable for peaceful fish-only and reef systems. Great for picking at pyramillid snails and bristleworms.
Maximum Size: the Halichoeres chrysus grows up to 5 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Golden Coris Wrasse prefers a tank of at least 30 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.
Diet: The Halichoeres chrysus is a carnivore and likes to eat small invert (amphipods & foraminiferans), live feeder shrimp, worms.
Level of Care: The Golden Coris Wrasse is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Golden Coris Wrasse may act peacefully 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).
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