Grey Headed Wrasse (Halichoeres Leucurus)

Care Level: Moderate
Behavior:  Peaceful
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Max. Size: Up to 6"
Diet: Carnivore

Grey Headed Wrasse (Halichoeres Leucurus)


The Grey Head Wrasse, otherwise known as the Threespot Wrasse are a type of fish that experience sexual dimorphism and that changes with maturation.As juveniles, they are blue in body with three white lines on both sides of their heads, three black spots along their backs, and three eye spots along their dorsal fins that run to a fourth eye spot on the caudal fin. The female Grey Head keeps the fourth eyespot, while the male doesn’t. The adult males, are marked with orange-red spots across the body and has bright blue stripes accenting their faces.It is best to keep the Grey Head Wrasse in a 70 gallon tank or larger with sand at the bottom for hiding, burrowing, and sleeping, and a tight-fitted lid. These fish are rather peaceful and can be kept with other fish and their own species.They can be kept in reef aquariums, but with caution. They eat fireworms, pyramidellid snails, protecting corals, and clams, and they may feed on wild shrimp, feather dusters, tubeworms, and flatworms.DietThe diet of the Grey Head Wrasse should include: meaty foods such as brine shrimp and mysis shrimp, marine algae, marine pellets, and marine flakes.

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