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Yellow tail tamarin
Origin: Indian Ocean, Red Sea and South Pacific
Natural habitat:sandy areas and coral reefs, up to 50 metres deep.
The tail is orange in the male and bright yellow in the female.
300 L / 66 Imp gal / 79 US gal
T°: 24 à 28°C or 75 to 82°F
pH: 7.5 to 8.5
Density: 1021 to 1026
up to 15cm (6")
10 to 12 years
Middle and depth
1 or couple
How to feed the Spotted wrasse?
This carnivorous fish is not very difficult to feed. You can give it small crustaceans, preferably live (if not frozen).
What kind of behavior does the Spotted wrasse have?
This wrasse is a shy and fearful fish that needs to feel safe at all times. In fact, during the day, it likes to burrow into the ground regularly. It will do this several times a day (and night) but for a short time.
Who can live with the Spotted wrasse?
In the wild, the Yellowtail Wrasse lives alone or in pairs. In aquariums, it can therefore be kept either alone or in pairs for large aquariums.
For the rest of the species, it is important to pay attention to the cohabitation with small invertebrates, potential prey.
How to breed the Spotted wrasse?
Reproduction of this species has not yet been successful in captivity.
Interestingly, it is a protogynous hermaphrodite, meaning that it is female early in its life, then some fish become males over time.
Which aquarium for the Spotted wrasse?
Its aquarium can get closer to its natural habitat if it is composed of rocks, corals and open sand areas. A reef aquarium is ideal for him.
In order to satisfy his instinct to silt up, install a thick layer of sand at the bottom of the aquarium (count at least 7 cm thick). For the quality of the sand, choose one that is fairly fine and smooth (not sharp).
Because of its shy nature, the yellowtail wrasse will need a safe decoration.
For maintenance, the water quality must be irreproachable. Generally speaking, it appreciates a good brewing.
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Particularly sensitive to transport, this pretty fish is only rarely offered in aquariums.
Acclimatization is a difficult stage that can weaken this wrasse. Aim for a slow and gentle acclimatization to increase the chances of success.
Its family, the wrasse family, contains more than 500 species of fish!
Its name "Anampses" comes from a Greek word meaning "to curl up". This characteristic refers to the shape of its teeth, curved forward.
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