Twin Spot Coris Wrasse Juvenile - Coris aygula: The Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile is also referred to as the Clown Coris, or Twinspot Coris. It is silver with dark spots on the face. The dorsal fin has a pair of dark spots with yellow highlights on the body. There is black trim on the fins. At about a foot in length, young adults change in color. Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile adult becomes blue-green with a white or light green band around the midsection Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile females retain the small black spots and become dark green or grey on the back half. Breeding males will also have secondary color patterns through their fins. When courting, the male will display increased color intensity.
The Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile is a saltwater species that are found in Indo Pacific region. It is a very large fish and is not recommended for aquarium life due to its size and the difficulty in keeping it. Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile requires a 150 gallon or larger aquarium with a 4-6 inch layer of sand in which to bury itself. A single male can be kept with a group of females that are introduced prior to or at the same time as the male. The Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile will eat urchins, crabs, shrimp, and small invertebrates. It is an excellent hunter and will leave no rock unturned (literally), in search of food.
Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile is difficult keeping in aquarium due to their large size and appropriate experience is required by the aquarist to handle them. Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile are not reef safe. They have teeth that protrude from their mouth and are used to dig out prey from the sand. Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile 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 than itself. Their diet should consist of seafoods, brine or mysid shrimp, live black worms, and flake foods. Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile need fine substrate of 3-4 inches for them to burrow in, as this is where they sleep. Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile cannot breed in captivity.
Maximum Size: Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile 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: Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile 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).
Habitat: Range: Fiji.
Feeding and Diet: Twin Spot Wrasse Juvenile is a carnivore and likes to eat variety of meaty treats. The diet should consist of seafoods, brine or mysid shrimp, live black worms, and flaked foods.