Half-Black Wrasse

Species information for the Half-Black Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Anampses neoguinaicus

    COMMON NAME – New Guinea, Black Back Wrasse

    SIZE – 9 in (23 cm)

    RANGE - Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE – 75 gal (284 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Difficult

    TEMPERAMENT – Semi-aggressive

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Should be fed a variety of high quality marine meaty foods. Will also eat other crustaceans and some invertebrates, including clams.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No

    CAPTIVE CARE – This is a peaceful fish as a juvenile and can be kept with other wrasses, but as it becomes an adult it will become more aggressive and cannot be kept with other wrasses. This wrasse prefers a tank with lots of rockwork, and is a know jumper and requires a tank with a tight fitting lid.

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