Live Aquaria:  Quality Aquatic Life Direct To Your Door
Free Shipping!
Home > Marine Fish > Wrasse - Reef Safe > Yellowtail Wrasse EXPERT ONLY
Yellowtail Wrasse EXPERT ONLY
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Yellowtail Wrasse EXPERT ONLY (Anampses meleagrides)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!
 Arrive Alive
Rewards Program

Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, White, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 9"
Origin Great Barrier Reef, Indo-Pacific, Red Sea
Family Labridae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

The Yellowtail Wrasse is also referred to as the Yellow-tail Tamarin, or Spotted Wrasse. It has a black body covered with varying sized white dots. The tail is bright yellow.

It requires a 50 gallon or larger aquarium with a 2 inch layer of live sand in which to bury itself. It is a jumper, so a secure lid on the aquarium is required.

The Yellowtail Wrasse may be very difficult to keep in an aquarium due to its feeding habits. When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. It eats very small invertebrates (amphiopods) that grow on live rock. The diet should also include live, small feeder shrimps (brine, mysid) and finely chopped marine meats.

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.

Customer Testimonials

No testimonials have been submitted for this product.

Would you like to submit a testimonial? Click here

Bookmark and Share
DFS24