Bluehead Wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum, are very colorful and quite entertaining. They are not picky eaters and enjoy pellet foods, shrimps, crabs and whatever else you offer them. They love bristleworms which can be a big plus if you have a problem with them in your tank. As most wrasses go, they are somewhat aggressive and should not be kept in a tank with small fish, shrimps, etc.
The supermale size that we sell is around 3.5 to 4 inches in length. We can collect females if you are interested, but they are not as colorful as the supermales and are a yellow color.
Please Note: Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined. All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system. If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank. If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak. We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we dont always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed. A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.
Marie (verified owner) –
Active, healthy little guy. Started eating after one day. Entertaining to watch and gets along with everyone. Will order from again. Great company to deal with.
Ben Willis –
I got this fish about 2 weeks ago. Eats a wide variety of foods but likes to pick copepods from the rock work. Very active and not shy.