Leopard Wrasse



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The Leopard Wrasse is also known as the Guinea Fowl Wrasse, or Blackspotted Wrasse. This species has two different appearances depending on gender. Females are white with multiple black or brown irregular spots with white to blue margins covering the entire body. The female's fins may have accents of yellow or tan. The males have an orangish-red background color with green mottling covering the body.

A 50 gallon or larger aquarium with well established live rock and a layer of live sand is recommended. They will do best when introduced in groups of three or more. It eats small invertebrates (foraminiferans and amphiopods) that grow on live rock.

When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. The diet should be supplemented with live feeder shrimp, mussel meat, and black worms.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert Only
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 6"
Color Form: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Tan, White
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Cook Islands, Coral Sea, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Tonga
Family: Labridae

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