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Ornate Leopard Wrasse EXPERT ONLY

Greek Name: (Macropharyngodon ornatus)

$64.99

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The ornate leopard Wrasse also called the False Leopard Wrasse can be a gorgeous addition to your advanced or expert-only aquarists’ display aquarium. Similar to other members of Genus Macropharyngodon these fishes require an extremely fine, sandy substrate since they burrow themselves at night to guard themselves. They require a well-established aquarium since they search for small crustaceans during the day.

Leopard Wrasse is a difficult fish to adjust to an environment in captivity however, under the care of knowledgeable reef aquarists who can give these fish the appropriate conditions and care they can flourish and provide a spectacular display. It is best to introduce the Leopard Wrasse to the aquarium prior to when any bigger or active fish are introduced so they can have enough time to get used to and adjust to their new surroundings. They can also begin feeding on food prepared properly. If you want to maintain only a small number of these fishes, adding them to the display at the same time is the ideal way to go. As with other Labroids, these fishes are able to switch sex. For instance, the largest fish in the group could change into a completely functioning male.

The diet of the Ornate leopard wrasse should consist of vitamin-rich mysis shrimp frozen and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp frozen in brine, and other meaty food items, in addition to an excellent marine flake and marine pellets.

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

Please note that we assure you that ALL aquarium species we sell will arrive in good health. However, due to the greater amount of maintenance required for this particular species, it is designated “Expert only.” This species is only recommended to the aquarist who is an expert or zoo or research institution. Expert-only aqua life is not covered under our guarantee for a period of time after their arrival.

 

 

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Care Level

Expert Only

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Blue, Green, Orange, Tan, Yellow

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

5"

Origin

Maldives, Philippines

Family

Labridae

Minimum Tank

55 gallons

Description

Ornate Leopard Wrasse Info

The ornate leopard Wrasse also called the False Leopard Wrasse is a stunning accessory to an advanced or expert-only aquarists’ display aquarium. Similar to other members of Genus Macropharyngodon the fishes need an ideal substrate with a fine sand layer as they burrow themselves at night to protect themselves. They require a highly-established aquarium since they search for small crustaceans during the day.

Leopard Wrasse can be a challenge for fish to adjust to a live environment However, with the help of an experienced reef aquarist , who can give these fishes the appropriate care and an environment, they can flourish and create a stunning display. It is best to introduce Leopard Wrasse into the display aquarium before any bigger or active fish are introduced so that they can have time to get used to and adjust to their new surroundings. They can also begin feeding on food prepared effectively. If you want to keep just a small number of these fishes, adding them in the same display is the ideal option. As with other Labroids, they are able to switch sex. For instance, the largest fish in the group could change into completely functioning male.

 

Ornate Leopard Wrasse Feeding

The diet of the saltwater fish should consist of vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimps, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp frozen in brine, and other meaty food items, in addition to the highest-quality marine flake as well as marine pellets.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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