Suezichthys ornatusis commonly referred to as Tristan rainbow wrasse. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Very special thanks for the first three photos of the Tristan rainbow wrasse goes to Sue Scott from Scottland.
Sue has taken her photos at Tristan da Cunha, a group of islands in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, lying about 2.400 kilometres away from Africa and about 3.360 kilometres away from South America.
Currently there are no informations about a successful reefkeeping in marine reef tanks and we do not believe, that this beauty will ever come into the trade.
Correct Name concerning Fishbase: Suezichthys ornatus (Carmichael, 1819)
Correct Name concerning WoRMS, EOL, IUCN Red List: Nelabrichthys ornatus (Carmichael, 1819)