Yellow Coris Wrasse "Halichoeres chrysus"

Care Level




Reef Compatible


Plant Safe


Max Size

5" - 8"

Minimum Size

55 gallon


Black, Orange, Yellow



Water Conditions

Basic (8.2-8.5 pH), Salinity (1.02-1.025 specific gravity), High Water Hardness (10-15 dGH), 72-80 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Yellow Coris Wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus) naturally occupy various reefs within the Indian Ocean. The Yellow Coris Wrasse will reach a length of five inches, are considered to be reef safe (with caution), is a relatively hardy fish, and will require a minimum tank size of 55 gallons. This member of the scientific family Labridae is typically an active, and peaceful fish. They prefer a fine base of sand, as Wrasse often burrow to rest at night. The Yellow Coris Wrasse may be kept as an individual, or in groups larger than three. Regardless, this Wrasse should always be kept with peaceful, or semi-aggressive fish species. A popular choice within the hobby, the Yellow Coris Wrasse will typically help consume planaria, as well as Aptasia.

Aquarium Diet (Carnivore): The Yellow Coris Wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus) are carnivorous, primarily consuming invertebrates such as zooplankton, copepods, amphipods, mysis shrimp, squid, mussel, and krill.