The most unique aspect about the Green Bird Wrasse is its elongated beak, which is used to catch long, skinny prey and hold it captive while breaking it up into bite size pieces. Green Bird Wrasse is actually the name given to Gomphosus varius male. The female of Gomphosus varius is brownish black, and is called Black or Brown Bird Wrasse .The male has variations of green color in it. The green color of Green Bird Wrasse Male can range in from a light olive to a dark kelly green to sometimes a deep greenish-blue. For this reason the male is often called the Green Bird Wrasse.
The Green Bird Wrasse Male is a salt water species that are found in Indo Pacific region and areas around Hawaii. This is a moderately hardy fish. Green Bird Wrasse Male may act semi aggressively toward other fish.
The Green Bird Wrasse Male is a medium maintenance fish. The Green Bird Wrasse Male prefers a tank of at least 80 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim. Green Bird Wrasse Male, like most wrasses, is a great jumper. So you should be certain to have a safe and secure tank with plenty of wide open swimming space for this active water column swimmer. Green Bird Wrasse Male is a moderately hardy fish. Green Bird Wrasse Male is an active swimmer but do not let the small mouth and happy behavior of Green Bird Wrasse Male fool you. This fish may become aggressive toward tank mates with time. This species is known for grabbing its prey and bashing it into little bite sized pieces one Green Bird Wrasse Male is a carnivore and its diet should consist of a variety of meaty foods, as well as live clams, crustaceans, and worms (including fire worms).
If you are planning to add more than one females of this species in your aquarium, they should be added at one time and only with one Green Bird Wrasse Male. Green Bird Wrasse Male does not bury in sand after dark, so you must provide rock structure with caves for this fish to hide in.
Maximum Size: Green Bird Wrasse Male varius grows up to 11 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 Green Bird Wrasse Male prefers a tank of at least 80 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).
Habitat: Range: Indo-Pacific
Feeding and Diet: Green Bird Wrasse Male is a carnivore and likes to eat variety of meaty treats including frozen mysis, saltwater feeder shrimp, squid, scallop clam and other crustaceans.