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Leopard Wrasse EXPERT ONLY

Greek Name: (Macropharyngodon meleagris)

$99.99

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The Leopard Wrasse is also known as the Guinea Fowl Wrasse or the Blackspotted Wrasse. The species comes in two distinct appearances based on gender. Females are white, with numerous irregular brown or black spots that have blue or white edges that cover all of the body. Female fins can contain hints of yellow or brown. Males sport an orange-red background color, with green flecks over the body.

A 90-gallon or bigger aquarium that has well-established live rock and an additional layer that is live sand suggested. They do best placed in groups of 3 or more. It feeds on small invertebrates (foraminiferans and amphibiopods) which grow on live rocks.

The diet of these marine fishes should include vitamin-rich mysis shrimp frozen and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp that are frozen, as well as other meaty meals, along with the highest quality flake food and pellets.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 1″ to 1-3/4″; Medium: 1-3/4″ to 2-1/4″; Large: 2-1/4″ to 3-1/2″

Please note that we assure you that ALL aquatic species we provide will be alive and in good health. But, due to the higher degree of attention required for this specific species, it is classified as “Expert only.” This species is suggested only for aquarists who are experts or zoo or research institution. Expert only aquatic life is not covered by our warranty after arrival.

 

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Care Level

Expert Only

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Tan, White

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

6"

Origin

Cook Islands, Coral Sea, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Tonga

Family

Labridae

Minimum Tank

90 gallons

Description

General information regarding Leopard Wrasse

The Leopard Wrasse (Macropharyngodon meleagris) is a species that has two distinct appearances based on gender. Females are white, with numerous irregular black or brown spots that have blue or white margins that cover all of the body. Female fins can be yellow or Tan. Males are red-orange background color, with green flecks that cover the body. A tank that is well established with live rock and some live sand is advised. They are best introduced as groups of 3 or more. It feeds on small invertebrates (foraminiferans and amphibiopods) which grow on live rocks.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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