The juvenile Marble/Hortulanus Wrasse, also known as the Checkerboard Wrasse, is white with stripes, dots, and patches of black. With maturity, it becomes silver with a distinctive black checkerboard pattern on the body. The dorsal fin and tail are yellow, and the face is light green with orange to pink striped markings.
A 125 gallon or larger aquarium with a sealed lid, a 2-3 inch sandy
bottom to hide under if frightened, and other peaceful wrasses,
including its own species, is a suitable environment. In the tank, it
will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams.
In addition, it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and
The recommended water temperature when keeping Azure Damsel is 72-80° F (22-27° C), the pH-value should be kept in the 8.1-8.4 interval, and the specific gravity should be 1.020-1.025. A carbonate hardness of 8 - 12° dKH is ideal.
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