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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.


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Scissor Tail / Moon Wrasse

Scissor Tail / Moon Wrasse

Scientific Name: Thalasoma Lunari

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Indo-Pacific

Family: Labridae




Technical Info

Temperature: 22 - 25 ℃

pH: 8.1 - 8.4

GH: 8 - 12

SG: 1.020 - 1.025

Max size: 25 cm

Min Tank size: 300 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



Juveniles are blue on the lower half of the body. They have a black spot in the middle of the dorsal fin and a black blotch on the caudal fin base. As they mature, the spot turns into a yellow crescent, hence the name. The body is green, with prominently marked scales. Coloration of the head ranges from blue to magenta, with a broken checkerboard pattern.



he Moon Wrasses are carnivorous, in the wild they eat benthic invertebrates, especially crustaceans such as crabs, shells, and shrimp. They also eat fish eggs and snail eggs. Having very hearty appetites, they are easily trained to eat prepared foods in the aquarium. Feed a varied protein diet strong in small crustacea, formulas and frozen foods such as mysis and brineshrimp, and thawed chopped raw fish, and even flake foods. They are heavy eaters that will eat anything and need to be fed 2 or 3 times a day.



Not yet bred in captivity. In their natural habitat they are known to do group type spawning.


Compatible with

Moon Wrasse are an aggressive species that will actively prey upon invertebrates, crustaceans, mollusks and small fish; therefore they are not considered to be reef compatible and should only be housed with other aggressive and large fish species within a fowlr environment. The Moon Wrasse should be the last addition to an aquarium as it infamous for terrorizing new tank mates



Moon wrasses have no commercial value. This species is a common sight in tropical waters, and is not considered to be endangered.