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Dragon Wrasse
Alternative Name(s): Rock Mover Wrasse
Scientific Name(s): Novaculichthys taeniourus
Category: Marine Fish
Maximum Size: 30cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 180 litres
Minimum Tank Size: 40 Gallons
Water Temperature Range: 24-26°C

General Information: Handsome, ornate fish with a mix of greens/browns/whites. Can become aggressive and belligerent as an adult, but relatively easy as a juvenile. They can even jump from an uncovered tank! Known as the rock turner as it does literally move rocks and up turn corals.It also burries in the sand so needs 2-4 inches of sand bed depth
Tank Requirements: SALINITY SG: 1.024 - 1.026 NOT REEF SAFE - FISH ONLY SETUPS
Diet Requirements: Krill, brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, cleaned earthworms, live black worms, live glass shrimp as well as flake food and general marine frozen food mixes.
Compatibility: Best to only have one in your tank! Great community fish while small, but will eat motile inverts including snails and mantis shrimp when it becomes large.
Recommendations: One per tank. Keep with other large fish so it knows its place in the habitat and may not be so aggressive.
Common Problems: as above
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