Lunar Wrasse (Thalassoma lunare)

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Size: Small

Max Size: 10 inches
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons

The Lunare Wrasse, also known as the Lyretail Wrasse or Moon Wrasse, exhibits fascinating color changes throughout its life stages. Juveniles showcase a blue hue on the lower half of their body, accompanied by a black spot in the middle of the dorsal fin and a black blotch on the caudal fin base. As they mature, the black blotch begins to transform into a vibrant yellow crescent. Their body gradually shifts to green, with striking facial and fin markings adding to their beauty.

To ensure the well-being of the Lunare Wrasse, it should be housed in an aquarium of at least 125 gallons or larger. Larger, aggressive tank mates are suitable companions, and providing plenty of rocks for hiding is essential. Due to their territorial nature, it is advisable to introduce the Lunare Wrasse as the last addition to the aquarium to avoid potential aggression towards new inhabitants. If the tank is 150 gallons or larger, they may be kept with a mate. While they may consume mantis shrimp and bristleworms, they do not harm corals or live plants.

In their natural habitat, the Lunare Wrasse primarily feeds on a variety of foods. To maintain their health in the home aquarium, their diet should include vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp, frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods. Additionally, offering high-quality marine flake and marine pellet food will complement their nutritional needs.

By providing a suitable environment and a well-rounded diet, you can admire the stunning colors and dynamic behavior of the Lunare Wrasse in your aquarium.

Size: Small