guineafowl wrasse

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  1. dropzone newbee

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    how big do these guys get and are they shrimp safe ?

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    Got a scientific name? Guinea-fowl could also refer to Leopard Wrasse, of which there are about 10 different species, but generally grow to about 15cm's.

    According to my book, all Leopard Wrasse are shrimp safe but a bit dodgy with invertebrates, like tiny snails etc. They are likened to Mandarin fish with regards to keeping them alive (needs mature system with lots of pods and rock and sandbed life), also need a sand bed of at least 5cm in which to bury themselves.
     
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    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.<
     
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    lovely fish to have :)
     
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    I have one if you are refering to this fish? it doesnt grow fast and this is female colouration and they fine with cleaner shrimps , some also call it the guinea fowl wrasse or yellow tail tamarin

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    thanks guys

    its the 1 like achilles has
    i got her on saturday with some anthias , and she seems to be doing well !

    thanks for all the comments
     
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    I Had one too, sadly lost it on my overflow! It is the same as a leaf wrasse, just cruises around nibbeling here and there! Didn't touch anything coral wise, including clams etc in my tank!!!
     
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    thnx boss :thumbup:
     
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