Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Leopard Wrasse
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Leopard Wrasse
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Leopard Wrasse (Macropharyngodon meleagris)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Tan, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 6"
Origin Cook Islands, Coral Sea, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Tonga
Family Labridae
Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
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Overview

The Leopard Wrasse is also known as the Guinea Fowl Wrasse, or Blackspotted Wrasse. This species has two different appearances depending on gender. Females are white with multiple black or brown irregular spots with white to blue margins covering the entire body. The female's fins may have accents of yellow or tan. The males have an orangish-red background color with green mottling covering the body.

A 50 gallon or larger aquarium with well established live rock and a layer of live sand is recommended. They will do best when introduced in groups of three or more. It eats small invertebrates (foraminiferans and amphiopods) that grow on live rock.

The Leopard Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.<

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 1-3/4"; Medium: 1-3/4" to 2-1/4"; Large: 2-1/4" to 3-1/2"

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 please.

Customer Testimonials

Ashton Nietzke Oakland Township , MI
A very peaceful fish. Mine was in a 180 gallon tank. They love to burrow into the substrate. Eventually they will even eat flake food like mine. Buy one today!
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