Bluespotted Wrasse

Species information for the Bluespotted Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. Family - Labridae

    Scientific name – Anampses caeruleopunctatus

    Common name – Bluespotted, Bluespotted Tamarine Wrasse

    Size – 16.5 in (42 cm)

    Range -

    Min. Aquarium size – 200 gal (757 L)

    Care Level – Expert

    Temperament - Peaceful

    Foods and feeding - It often refuses to eat in captivity, but if you can get it to eat it should be fed a variety of high quality meaty marine foods. It normally eats small invertebrates, especially small crustaceans, it finds on the rock work.

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – With caution, may eat ornamental crustaceans

    Captive care - This fish will fight with members of its own species, but is peaceful towards other fish. The Bluespotted wrasses doesn’t have a record of success in the home aquarium. If you are going to attempt to keep this difficult fish, you should have a large aquarium with plenty of rock and small crustaceans for it to eat. They also require a sandbed of at least 3 inches to burrow in at night. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered

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