Golden Coris Wrasse is also referred to as the Golden Rainbow fish, Yellow Wrasse, Yellow Coris, or Canary Wrasse. It is golden yellow with a black eyespot on the dorsal fin. Golden Coris Wrasse 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 (Aright! it is not a Coris genus member of course). Initial phase individuals of Golden Coris Wrasse have one or two eyespots on the soft portion of the dorsal fin and a black dot on the caudal peduncle. The terminal phase has a single spot on the anterior portion of the dorsal fin. If color is a prerequisite for your next fish purchase then this fish has it. Golden Coris Wrasse is pretty much a typical wrasse in behavior, a greedy little guy who eats most things you want to feed him and swims around actively in the tank like a yellow bullet
Golden Coris Wrasse is a salt water species distributed all over Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific, north to southern Japan, south to Rowley Shoals and New South Wales (Australia); Palau and Ulithi in Micronesia. Golden Coris Wrasse is an exemplary aquarium species that is suitable for peaceful fish only and reef systems.
The Golden Coris Wrasse is a medium maintenance fish. An aquarist that is moderately trained or experienced can handle Golden Coris Wrasse. This is a moderately hardy fish. A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a sealed lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom to hide under when frightened, and other peaceful Wrasses. Golden Coris Wrasse gets frightened from its own species also. The Golden Coris Wrasse provides a good environment in the aquarium for peaceful fishes. Small schools of 3-5 individuals can be placed in larger aquariums It Golden Coris Wrasse does not have any specific swimming level. Golden Coris Wrasse is great for picking at pyramillid snails and bristle worms. It will eat fire worms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. In addition, Golden Coris Wrasse may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It may also eat parasites off of tank mates. Regular feedings should include a variety of prepared and live meaty foods, such as feeder shrimps, flaked foods, and marine fish
Maximum Size: Golden Coris Wrasse grows up to 5 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 Golden Coris Wrasse prefers a tank of at least 30 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim. The tank should have a tight canopy to avoid this frequent jumper to jump out of the tank. Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78° F). It prefers a tank set up of sand and gravel with 2-3 inch of sandy bed for it to burrow and hide from its tank mates.
Habitat: Range: Indo Pacific
Feeding and Diet: Golden Coris Wrasse is a carnivore and likes to eat small invert (amphipods & foraminiferans), live feeder shrimp, and worms.