Scientific Name: Halichoeres margaritaceus
Common Names: Pearly Wrasse, Pearl Wrasse, Peppermint Wrasse
Maximum Length: 6 inches
Minimum Aquarium Size: 50 gallons
Foods & Feeding: Omnivore – feeds on a mix of meaty and vegetable-based foods, including brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and Nori seaweed.
Reef Tank Safe: Generally considered reef safe, but may eat small invertebrates like small shrimp.
Temperament: Peaceful but may exhibit aggression towards similarly shaped fish.
Description: If you’re looking for a stunning, active fish to add to your aquarium, the Pearly Wrasse should be at the top of your list. With its iridescent, pearl-like scales and peaceful demeanor, it is a joy to watch. This Halichoeres margaritaceus wrasse is an omnivore and will feed on a mix of meaty and vegetable-based foods, including brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and Nori seaweed. It typically grows up to 6 inches in length, making it suitable for tanks as small as 50 gallons. While generally considered reef safe, it may eat small invertebrates like small shrimp. For a fish that is easy to care for and adds a pop of color to your aquarium, the Pearly Wrasse is an excellent choice.