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Redtail Tamarin Wrasse EXPERT ONLY
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Redtail Tamarin Wrasse EXPERT ONLY (Anampses chrysocephalus)
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Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Red, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, sg 1.021-1.025
Max. Size 5½"
Origin Hawaii
Family Labridae
Minimum Tank Size 120 gallons
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The Redtail Tamarin Wrasse, also known as Redtailed Wrasse, Redtail Hawaiian Wrasse, or Psychedelic Wrasse (males), has a black body covered with varying sized white dots. The tail is white with a red band at the end. The male has a more colorful head with unique facial markings which differ from the females. When courting, the male will display an increased color intensity.

It requires a 120 gallon or larger aquarium with a 2 inch layer of live sand in which to bury itself, and a secure lid to keep it from jumping out of the tank. A single male can be kept with a group of females that are introduced prior to or at the same time as the male.

The Redtail Tamarin Wrasse may be very difficult to adjust to new surroundings, and should be offered a variety of enriched meaty foods such as frozen Mysis shrimp and frozen brine shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2-1/4" to 3-1/2"; Large: 3-1/2" to 4-3/4"
Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution. “Expert Only” aquatic life is exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.

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