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Potter’s Leopard Wrasse

posted: 05/15/12
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Potter's Leopard Wrasse
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The Potter's Leopard Wrasse is also known as Potter's Wrasse, Geoffroy's Wrasse, or Shortnose Wrasse. It has an orange-peach body with numerous bright blue markings.

A 55 gallon or larger aquarium with peaceful tank mates and well established live rock with a layer of live sand is suitable. It eats small invertebrates (foraminiferans and amphipods) that grow on live rock.

The diet should be supplemented with live feeder shrimp and black worms, and frozen preparations for carnivores.

Like other wrasse, they are generally compatible with: Large Angelfish, Boxfish, Damselfish and Tangs & Surgeons.

They are not compatible with: Batfish, Pseudochromis, Seahorses & Pipefish and Sharks & Rays.

Fish Facts

Name: Potter's Leopard Wrasse (Macropharyngodon geoffroyi)

Family: Labridae

Range: Hawaii

Size: Up to 6 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 55 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Experts only

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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