Yellowtail Wrasse

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

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Anampses meleagrides

    COMMON NAME – Yellowtail Tamarine Wrasse

    SIZE – 9 in (23 cm)

    RANGE - Indo-Pacific, The Great Barrier Reef, Red Sea

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 90 gal (341 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 rockwork.



    CAPTIVE CARE - This fish will fight with members of its own species, but is peaceful towards other fish. The Yellowtail wrasse 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 sand bed 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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    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 30, 2014
    jhnrb, Aug 7, 2009