Yellowtail Coris

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Yellowtail Coris

This fish is known as Yellowtail Coris and the correct latin name is Coris gaimard. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Wrasses family. (e) Origin of this species is Pacific Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive fish.

Yellowtail Coris can grow up to 40 cm what is approximately 15 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Yellowtail Coris fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

This is a good fish for a fish-only tank. You may keep other fish with it which should be smaller, however not too small, so that this Wrasse cannot eat them. Same size or bigger fish mean competition in food and space and this fish hates to be only the second fish in the tank. C. Gaemard should be kept in a large aquarium with a lot of space for swimming and in an aquarium with a sand bottom. This fish likes to sleep in the sand.

Yellowtail Coris is a carnivore, so it eats meaty food. You may feed them with feeder fish, flatworms, urchins, crabs, scallops, mollusk, sclams, shrimps, squids, tunicates and occasionally a feeders finger, if he do not take care.

A juvenile specimen:

Yellowtail Coris, picture of the juvenile specimen

Adult specimen:

Yellowtail Coris, picture of the adult specimen, 1

Yellowtail Coris, picture of the adult specimen, 2
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