Yellow Tail Tamarin Wrasse Juv/Female



Yellow Tail Tamarin.

  • Yellow Tail Tamarin Wrasse Juv/Female
  • Anampses meleagrides
  • Care: Expert
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Group Size: Harem
  • Place of origin:
  • coral Safe: Generally yes
  • Critter safe: Generally yes

Yellow Tail Tamarin Wrasse Juv/Female, Anampses meleagrides, also go by the name Spotted Wrasse. Like all members of the Anampses genus, males and females display different colour morphs.

Males and females have dark bodies that beautifully display a series of small white pearls. These elegant beauties have intricately patterned fins and a square yellow tail. What sets the males apart from the females is the pattern down the body. Females have regular circles whereas the males spots can become more rectangular. Males can also show off blue hues on the face and spots.

Anampses wrasse are collectively known as Tamarins. They are identifiable by: lacking scales on their head, smooth cheeks (smooth preopercular margin), a complete lateral line and a pair of broad, incisiform teeth.

Yellow Tail Tamarin Wrasse Juv/Female or Anampses meleagrides, Ecology.

Yellow Tail Tamarin Wrasse live on seaward reefs in the Indo Pacific Ocean. They range from the: Red Sea, Africa, Japan and Samoa. The intricate structures on the reef help the fish avoid predation. Failing that, the Yellow Tail Wrasse will also quickly disappear by burying themselves in the sediment.

These Fish have extensive diets. They are able to capture speedy prey, as well as being able to handle soft and shelled animals. They will hunt worms and small crustaceans such as: copepod, isopod, amphipods, small shrimp and crab. When Spotted Wrasse find food, they signal to the rest of their group that there is something to eat, by making curious clicking noises.

Yellow Tail Wrasse live in social groups with one dominant male to a few or more females. These fish are protogynous hermaphrodites. Which means when the dominant male perishes, the largest female in the group will turn male and take its place as boss of the harem. As a result, all juvenile Yellow Tail Wrasse are immature females.

Spotted Wrasse In the Aquarium.

It is important to copy the natural environment by providing plenty of nooks and crannies. There should also be a good sand bed for the wrasse to hide and sleep in. Hobbyists should get a jump guard to stop any unfortunate losses.

Yellow Tail Tamarin Wrasse Juv/Female do best when fed a varied diet. They will accept enriched frozen mysis shrimp and enriched frozen brine shrimp. They will also devour live foods, such as copepods and amphipods, that can be cultivated in attached refugium. Over time they will accept high-quality pellet or flake. We adapt all our wrasse to aquarium life before they leave us. We focus on their health, and most are eating a good quality flake food and/or pellet, such as JBL Maris, before being offered for sale.


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