Redtail Wrasse (Anampses chrysocephalus)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Hawaiian, Midway Islands
Depth: 33 to 459 ft. Size: 6.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Crustaceans, molluscs, bristleworms
Natural History: The Redtail Wrasse is found on reef slopes over coral, sand, and rubble substrates. Females are reported to form aggregations while males are solitary or merge with female groups.
Husbandry: The Redtail Wrasse may require live food to initiate feeding during acclimation, especially for males. Males should be housed with one or more females while females should be housed in small groups. This species should only be housed with peaceful tankmates. It may swim from side to side in a nervous fashion in a semi-aggressive community tank.
AKA: Redatail Tamarin Wrasse, Psychedelic Tamarin Wrasse (male), Psychedelic Wrasse, Psychhead Wrasse
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