Green Bird Wrasse

Green Bird Wrasse

  • $99.99


Scientific Name: Gomphosus varius

Family: Labridae

Origin: Indo Pacific, Maldives, Africa, Red Sea

Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Intermediate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lifespan: 2-4 years in captivity, rarely longer
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Maximum Size: 7.5"
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 150 gallons



Wrasses live fine with reef systems and a community of other fish that they can clean is necessary for their survival. This is why they do not generally live long lives in captivity, as parasites and other meal items may be scarce. Housing them with many large fish in an equally large tank will better their chances of having a proper diet. Some may eventually accept frozen shrimp and other meaty prepared foods including pellets and flakes, but others will not.* As such, this fish should only be considered by advanced aquarists. 

* = Currently, all of our Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse's have adapted to eating frozen food, live food and pellets and are great eaters.