Animal Stories - Bird Wrasses - Greenbird - Blackbird

Animal-World Information about: Bird Wrasses - Greenbird - Blackbird

The Bird Wrasse has a long, beak-like snout and a fluttery bird-like motion when swimming!
Latest Animal Stories
HG - 2010-09-01
I hate long bird nose, it is so annoying and always stealing some other fishes' foods. Does anyone know if long bird nose wrasse eat the shrimp cleaner? Thanks for confirming me asap.

Click For Replies (2)
  • Wendy - 2011-06-07
    After adding 2 cleaner shrimp to my salt water aquarium, our lng nose bird wrasse snatched one of them and swam all over the tank with it before eating it!
    It then went after a newly added lemon chromis and ate it too. I thought it was supposed to get agae out of the rocks with it's long nose!
  • shane1080 - 2011-10-01
    Your not feeding him enough if he's going after other life in your tank. I had this issue as well and started feeding him 3 times a issues and it's been almost a year without loosing a shrimp or smaller fish. He even comes up to the top when he sees me coming to the tank, for food. Great addition !!
Amy - 2006-09-15
I have been eyeing this fish for several months but all we owned was freshwater tanks. Finally we set up a saltwater tank and have got a good-sized lionfish, dog-face puffer, and a snowflake eel. Combined, these fish are awesome...until I finally talked my man into the greenbird wrasse. At first he was reluctant and wanted a Niger Trigger but now with our greenbird, our tank is much more alive than before! He adds color and activity since the other fish like to hide and mainly come out at night to hunt. Perfect decision if you ask me!

fred lowenberg - 2006-03-09
I have a male and female bird wrasse. They are very enjoyable to watch in my 125 gallon aquarium. They love to eat Krill, brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, and especially live grass shrimp.T hey are very intellegent having no problem adapting to my aquarium. Make sure you have plenty of hiding places for them. They are extremely fast swimmers.

Big Dave - 2005-04-07
I bought a "Green Wrasse" about 3 months ago. It has been a wonderful addition to the aquarium. I love active fish, and this fish is most active. As it swims it looks like a bird in flight. Gets along real well with the triggers and other hearty fish in the tank. If you like a fish that is active, easy on the eyes, and a good eater. I would highly recommend..