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The Divided Leopard Wrasse, Macropharyngodon bipartitus, is a magnificently colored wrasse. The Males body is a mosaic of oranges, yellows, blues, reds, and greens while the females have a more subdued beauty with mixed yellows and oranges with blue accents. The Divided Leopard Wrasse requires a soft sandy substrate because it buries itself in the sand overnight. They are also best kept in an established reef tank with plenty of rockwork. Though these fish possess unparalleled beauty, they are difficult to keep in a home aquarium and should be reserved for expert aquarists only. They can be housed with other members of its own species but should be introduced at the same time and before any other larger fish. The Divided Leopard Wrasse is hermaphroditic meaning once a dominant male dies, a large female can morph into a male and assume the position of leadership in a small group. They will eat frozen mysis and brine shrimp. They should be kept in a tank with a tightly closed lid to prevent possible escapes. Overall, the Divided Leopard Wrasse, if kept properly, can be one of the most aesthetically spectacular fish in the aquarium trade.