Choerodon fasciatus - The Harlequin tuskfish is a beautiful member of the wrasse family. These colorful and personality filled fish often become quick aquarium favorites for their outgoing behaviors. These are currently juveniles and will end up growing to a size of up to 10" so they require a larger aquarium (150G+ long term) and typically prefer aquariums with sandy bottoms and a good amount of rubble or rockwork.
The harlequin tuskfish is not a reef safe fish as they tend to go after invertebrates or small fish. Typically, fairly aggressive in adulthood they do best in fish only aquarium with similar sized aggressive fish. When they reach adulthood they have vertical red-orange and white striping with hints of blue accents as well as large blue "Tusk" teeth used for crunching small invertebrates.
They are feeding entirely on prepared diets and prefer a more meaty diet of frozen chopped silversides, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, Formula 2 frozen feeds, and DKI pellets.