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Lemon Meringue Wrasse

By: melev | Tags: | Comments: 0

While perusing the LFS, I discovered a young Lemon Meringue Wrasse -Halichoeres leucoxanthus - and brought it home. This particular species likes to hide in the substrate, and for the first 4-5 days it was nowhere to be found! It can grow up to 6" long, and swims all over the tank all day in search of 'pods' to eat, found on the LR (live rock). It has jumped in & out of my overflow box in search of food, and at lights out, dives into the substrate to sleep. Note the white belly, which differs from the Golden / Banana / Yellow Coris Wrasse.  It may eat snails on occasion, but other than that it is Reef-safe.