The Checkerboard Wrasse has a distinct and unique black and white checkerboard patterning rightfully earning its name. They are active free swimming fishes, mainly tending to be solitary. Usually they are always on the move. Seldom do they stop for more than a split second, usually to take a bite of some tasty morsel. They are powerful and maneuverable swimmers and cruise around the reef at some speed searching for food.
Care Level: Moderate
Color Form: Black, Green, Orange, Red, White
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Reef Safe: With Caution
Max. Size: 11″
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons