Dusky Wrasse (Marginatus)

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Halichoeres marginatus
Care: Intermediate
Diet: Carnivorous
Light: Medium
Place of origin: Western Indian Ocean
Temperature: Tropical: 23-27 deg C (73-81 deg F)
Water Parameters: SG: 1.020-1.025, pH: 8.1-8.4

Dusky Wrasse (Marginatus) - Restricted to the Red Sea and Arabian Seas. Siblings in the Indo-West Pacific. Occurs on sheltered coastal reefs, often in silty habitats with rocks and urchins. Small juveniles secretive and often near urchins in narrow crevices. Small juveniles almost black with narrow white lines and spots, featuring two ocelli on the dorsal fin, centrally and posteriorly and one small one posteriorly on the anal fin. Males dusky to greenish with yellow-orange and blue-stripped head. Length to 15 cm.

6 cm.

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