Yellow Coris Wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus) Care
The Yellow Coris Wrasse, Halichoeres chrysus, is also known as the Canary Wrasse and the Yellow Wrasse. These fish come from the Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. They have a yellow body with a with a black eyespot on the dorsal fin.
Yellow Coris Wrasses can reach up to 5″ and require an aquarium of at least 50 gallons with plenty of live rock and a fine sand bed at least 4 inches deep. They are also jumpers and need to be kept in an aquarium with a lid. It is not uncommon for this fish to bury itself in the sand for up to six days when it is first introduced to a new aquarium.
They are considered reef safe “with caution” because they will go after smaller fish and invertebrates.
These wrasses are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as brine and mysis shrimp, high-quality frozen foods, pieces of fresh seafood, and flake and pellet foods.
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 1” to 1½”
Small-Medium: 1½” to 2½”
Medium: 2½” to 3½”
Medium-Large: 3½” to 4½”
Large: 4½” to 5½”
Extra Large: 5½” to 6½”
Extra Extra Large: 6½” to 7½”