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Twin Spot Wrasse (Coris aygula)

The Twin Spot Wrasse or Coris aygula is just one of the over 500 different species of Wrasse fish on our planet! This saltwater fish can be differentiated from other species by the two dark spots that adorn its dorsal fin when it is young. This fish will have a silver coloration with dark spots on its head. As it grows older though, it will turn a dark bluish green and develop a white or green band around its body. They will look like a totally different species to tell you the truth. You can check out a young Twin Spot Wrasse in the video below...

Also known as the Clown Coris and the Twinspot Coris, this fish will grow to about 2' in maximum length, so if you are thinking of housing one in an aquarium be sure to have lot of room. An aquarium of over 200 gallons is highly recommended. The following water conditions are acceptable, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4 and sg 1.020-1.025. Providing this Wrasse with a nice thick layer of sand on the bottom will keep it happy. They tend to bury themselves in a natural environment, so this will help them feel right at home.

Twin Spot Wrasse are considered to be quite aggressive and should only be kept with fish with similar temperaments. A single male Twin Spot can be kept with multiple females, but keeping two males in one tank is not recommended.

These fish are carnivores that should be fed mysis shrimp, flake food, pellet food, frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods. In the wild they eat crabs, shrimp, urchins, and other small creatures. If you have any additional information about the Twin Spot Wrasse leave us a comment!

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