The brilliant colours of this fish makes it a popular choice for fish keepers. Its name is given due to its colour and body shape.
The Banana Wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus), has three black spots on the dorsal fin and one on the caudal peduncle. This helps to distinguish this fish from very familiar looking species.
This fish can be kept in small groups preferably three and is a good community fish but should not be kept with invertebrates. It will swim in the middle and lower levels and happily eats all meaty foods. The Banana wrasse can sometimes pick on their own kind and there is little information known on the captive breeding of this fish.
The Banana wrasse grows to 12cm in length and is found in the Indian Ocean. It is not widely available and may have to be ordered from your local fish store.