General information regarding Blackbacked Wrasse
The Black-backed Wrasse (Anampses neoguinaicus) is a medium-sized wrasse that stands out with its simple appearance. It has an elongated body that is adorned with anal and dorsal fins that are nearly the whole distance of the fish. To the rear of both fins, there is a huge deep blue eye spot that aids to protect the fish when it is a juvenile. They are predominantly white, with a few vivid blue dots. The top portion of this fish has black-blue in its coloration, giving rise to its name. The Black-backed Wrasse needs a huge aquarium that has plenty of live rocks to hide in and in search of food, although they don’t require a sand bed. They can be kept in groups when they are young, but they could be aggressive towards each other after they have matured. They shouldn’t be kept in the same enclosure as invertebrates because they may eat the fan worms as well as ornamental crustaceans and tridacnid clams.