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Scientific NameCheilinus fasciatus 
 Reef CompatibleNo 
 Care LevelIntermediate 
 Min. Tank Size150 gallons 
 Mature Size16 inches 
 RangeIndo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa, Fiji



The Red Breasted Wrasse or Maori Wrasse is one of the larger wrasses.  It has seven vertical white bands down its brownish body and the area around the pectoral fins is red.


The Red Breasted Wrasse is a docile wrasse and will graze on live rock during the day. It needs to be kept in a large peaceful community tank.  Have lots of good hiding places and thick sandy substrate.  Will eat invertebrates and smaller fish.

Redbreast Maori Wrasse

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