Photo's & Information Of The Bird Wrasse Gomphosus varius
The Bird Wrasse is not found off the coast of South Africa, but it is a beautiful reef dwelling fish that is reliant on Coral and Coral Reefs for it's survival. The Bird Wrasse is a saltwater fish species which occurs from Madagascar towards India and the rest of Asia to Australia and the islands surrounding it towards Hawaii. The Bird Wrasse can attain a length of 30 centimeters and occurs in water from depths of 2 meters up to 30 meters, occasionally more. The Bird Wrasse is essentially a tropical fish that need water of 23 degrees to 28 degrees Celsius to live in. The Bird Wrasse feeds mainly upon crustaceans and small fish and can be identified by it's long nose and beautiful colouration. The Latin name for the Bird Wrasse is Gomphosus varius.
The Bird Wrasse is fairly common and is a favourite fish for aquariums, please see photograph(s) of the beautiful Bird Wrasse (Gomphosus varius) below.