Yellowtail Wrasse (Anampses meleagrides)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Red Sea, Indian and Pacific Oceans
Depth: 13 to 198 ft. Size: 8.75 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Crustaceans, bristle worms, mollusks
Natural History: The Yellowtail Wrasse is found on reef slopes with coral, rubble, or sand bottoms. Adults are found in aggregations of two or more fish while juveniles are found singly. Females have a yellow tail, brown body, and white spots. Males are brown with short vertical white lines and a brown and blue with a transparent end.
Husbandry: The Yellowtail Wrasse may be difficult to acclimate so live food is generally a must at the outset. This wrasse is one of the most commonly seen Anampses wrasses in the saltwater trade.
AKA: Yellowtail Tamarin Wrasse
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