Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
The Blunthead Wrasse should be housed in a 75 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of
live rock for hiding and a
sandy substrate that may be used for burrowing into at night. In addition to ample hiding places, a large open area is required for the active and fast-swimming Blunthead Wrasse. In large aquariums, several initial phase and juvenile Blunthead Wrasse may be housed together in relative peace. However, as adults, the Blunthead Wrasse demonstrates greater aggression and is best kept singularly in a FOWLR (Fish Only With Live Rock) aquarium with gregarious tankmates.
The Bluehead Wrasse is a carnivore whose natural diet consists of zooplankton including crustacean larvae. As such, the Blunthead Wrasse diet should include vitamin-enriched
frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched
frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high-quality
marine flake and marine pellet food.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small (Juvenile): 1-1/2″ to 3″; Medium (Subadult): 3″ to 4″; Large (Male): 4″ to 5″