Also know as Clown Fairy Wrasse, Clown Wrasse, Fairy Wrasse, Multicolor Fairy Wrasse, Painted Fairy Wrasse, Rainbow Fairy Wrasse, Redeye Wrasse, Red-eyed Fairy Wrasse, Redhead Solor Fairy Wrasse, Red-headed Fairy Wrasse, Small-mouthed Wrasse, Solor Fairy Wrasse, Tricolor Fairy Wrasse, Tri-colored Fairy Wrasse.
Found in small harems, over mixed coral and rubble areas, of outer reef lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 5-35m
Indo-West Pacific - Indonesia
Most reef fish seen by divers during the day, are grazers, they cruise around, just above the surface of the coral, or snoop into crevices, foraging for food.
Wrasses have small protruding teeth, which they use to graze the bottom, taking in a variety of algae, crustaceans, such as crabs, eggs, shrimps, snails and worms. Any hard coats or thick shells, are then ground down by their pharyngeal jaws, and the delicacies inside digested.
From juvenile to adult, wrasses dramatically alter their colour and body shapes.
Wrasses are always on the go during the day, but are the first to go to bed and the last to rise.
Small wrasses dive below the sand to sleep, and larger wrasses wedge themselves in crevices. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/60815