Blackbacked Wrasse (Anampses neoguinaicus)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 13 to 83 ft. Size: 6 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Crustaceans, bristle worms, mollusks
Natural History: The Blackbacked Wrasse is found on reef slopes with mixed sand, rubble, and stony coral (Acropora) habitats. Males are solitary while females occur in groups.
Husbandry: The Blackbacked Wrasse is a docile species and should be housed with other unaggressive species. It may require live brine shrimp, amphipods, or black worms when acclimating. It is easily stressed and should be provided ample hiding places.
AKA: New Guinea Tamarin Wrasse, China Wrasse
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