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Yellowspotted Wrasse

posted: 05/15/12
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Yellowspotted Wrasse
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The Yellowspotted Wrasse, also known as Leopard Wrasse or Black Leopard Wrasse, has a dark body with light blue to yellowish spots. The dorsal fin has black and white diagonal stripes, and it may have red highlights on the tail and head.

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

The diet should be supplemented with live feeder shrimp and black worms.

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: Yellowspotted Wrasse (Macropharyngodon negrosensis)

Family: Labridae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 4 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: 29 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Experts only

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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