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Bluehead Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura. Scott W. Michael
Yellow Wrasse, Halichoeres chrysus. Scott W. Michael
Lunare Wrasse, Thalassoma lunare. Scott W. Michael

Hardy & Commendable Species to Consider

A quick guide to the wrasses, including both the best and worst species choices as selected by expert hobbyists, marine biologists, and respected aquarium shop owners.

Best Wrasses

Species likely to thrive with proper care & feeding:

Worst Wrasses

Species not likely to survive:

Threatened IUCN Red List Species:

  • Humphead Wrasse (Napoleon Wrasse)

All Wrasses



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Reference: The 101 Best Saltwater Fishes
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Text credit: SWM