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Yellowtail Wrasse
Anampses meleagrides
 
 
 
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Tank Stats
Size: 1.5-2 inches
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Not with shrimp
Diet: Clam, Worms, Brine
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size:
  
  

The Yellowtail Wrasse is also commonly referred to as the Yellow-tail Tamarin, or Spotted Wrasse. The Yellowtail Wrasse has a black body covered with varying sized white dots, which makes it a captivating addition to any home aquarium. The Yellowtail Wrasse requires high maintenance and difficult to keep in captivity, therefore is recommended only for expert users. The Yellowtail Wrasse may act peacefully but often is found harassing smaller fishes. The Yellowtail Wrasse is not at all compatible with Batfish, sharks, Sea horses, Pipefish and Pseudochromis, so should not be housed with the same. It is imperative if kept with Yellowtail Wrasse is kept with Dwarf Angelfish, Anglers & Frogfish, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Lionfish & Scorpion fish, and caution is required. The aquarium should have corals or plenty of rocks since the Yellowtail Wrasse eat small invertebrates that grow on these live rocks. The Yellowtail Wrasse might refuse eating initially in captivity, but once it starts eating, its diet includes live, small feeder shrimps (brine, mysid) and finely chopped marine meats. The Yellowtail Wrasse grows up to 9 inches and should be kept in a tank not less than 60 gallons with plenty of place to swim and hide. The Yellowtail Wrasse thrives well in a moderate temperature and pH of 8.1-8.4.

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