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Wrasse are large family of saltwater fish made up of over 600 different species. They are also one of the most popular and commonly kept species of marine aquarium fish. Most species of wrasse are vibrantly colored and are relatively hardy, making them excellent choices for most beginner aquarists. Wrasee come in a dazzling array of colors ranging from red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple, brown and black.

Although a fairly common species of marine aquarium fish, it is important to thoroughly research each species of wrasse due to their varying temperaments. For example, some species of wrasse can also only be kept in pairs or in harems. Wrasse are a very active species of fish and are powerful jumpers. They are also known to burrow into the aquarium’s substrate when feeling threatened, so it is important to use soft sand as a substrate in the wrasse aquarium. Some wrasse are also known to build mucus cocoons and burrow into the substrate when sleeping. If wrasse aren’t provided with a suitable substrate they will often attempt to hide under and between rocks and can sometimes topple the aquarium’s rockscapes.

Wrasse are carnivores and thrive when fed on small crustaceans, marine worms and snails. Larger species of wrasse can prey on smaller species of fish.

Wrasses are excellent jumpers and a tight fitting aquarium lid is required so they do not jump out of your tank. It is important to keep the substrate of the wrasse aquarium clean as they can sometimes develop various bacterial infections after burrowing into polluted substrate.