Formosa Wrasse adult appears very closely in coloration to a Red Coris Wrasse as a juvenile but has more pronounced black markings on its anal and dorsal fins. The Formosa Wrasse adult is also referred to as the Formosan Coris or Queen Coris. The juvenile and adult appearances vary greatly. As a juvenile, the body color of Formosa Wrasse is orange with white tiger stripes across the back. The stripes and fins are outlined in black. As a Formosa Wrasse adult, the females have a dark blue green body with black spots, accented by red on the fins, and a light-blue diagonal stripe across the orange face. The male Formosa Wrasse adult has a light blue body with vertical blue stripes and several green stripes on the face.
Formosa Wrasse Adult is a salt water fish that is found in the Indo Pacific regions. It is a medium maintenance fish and can be handled by moderately trained aquarist. This is a moderately hardy fish. Formosa Wrasse adult requires a 150 gallon or larger aquarium with a 4-6 inch layer of sand in which to bury itself. Be sure to have some sort of covering with no large open holes that they can escape from. Formosa Wrasse adult is an excellent hunter and will leave no rock unturned (literally) in search of food. The Formosa Wrasse adult will eat urchins, crabs, shrimp, and small invertebrates. The diet should consist of seafoods, brine or mysid shrimp, live black worms, and flaked foods.
Ask for a quality and Formosa Wrasse adult has it all. Hardiness where caught and handled carefully, beauty in color and motion, and tremendous intelligence. Of course, Formosa Wrasse adult readily adapts to captive conditions and accepts a wide variety of foods. It does not have any specific swimming level. Formosa Wrasse adult is very hardy and is not usually aggressive toward other fishes though it is reported they may sometimes harass fish that are very much smaller. Provide fine substrate of 3-4 inches for them to burrow in, as this is where Formosa Wrasse adult can sleep.
Maximum Size: The Formosa Wrasse adult grows up to 24 inches.
General Size Specifications: The small size will come to you generally 1 to 2 inches; the medium generally 3 to 4 inches; the large generally 5 to 6 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Formosa Wrasse adult prefers a tank of at least 150 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim. Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78° F). Formosa Wrasse adult prefers high light. The tank set up may be gravel or sand bed in which to sleep or hide in when frightened.
Habitat: Range: Indo Pacific
Feeding and Diet: The Formosa Wrasse adult is a carnivore and likes to eat Variety of meaty treats including frozen mysis, saltwater feeder shrimp, squid, scallop clam and other crustaceans.