Leaf Wrasse

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  1. seank

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    Does anyone have some concrete info wrt Leaf wrasse?? Are they peaceful fish?? Are they also throwing rocks over??? Any info please:)
     
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    I have a small leaf wrasse possibly the most peaceful fish in the tank, never bothers any others and goes about its own business. Just cruises around pecking on the rocks etc, it moves in a unique way hence the name given to it, the name for it is a blue spotted tamarin it changes colour once it is older, scientific name is Anampses caeruleopunctatus
     
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    awsome peaceful fish but so few adapt to life in captivity.. its non desatuctive and reef safe..
     
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    Awesome fish that Sean! Very calm and peaceful. I love watching them bounce up and down the tank and get washed away in front of the pumps.
     
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    Went diving yesterday again and got one. Very nice fish but I do not know much about them, unlike other wrasse species I do not like. But when I saw him in the current floating around, it looked very nice. Thanks for the input thus far guys- much appreciated:thumbup:
     
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    Here's my sweetie - only about 2cm's - truly a sweetie pie - goes about dancing the day long without bothering any other specimens and just floating like a butterfly in the currents - truly a peacefull creature and mesmerizing to look at but extremely hard to get a pic - this is about the best I could do with my amature photo capabilities.....
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    You right there chikaboo dam difficult to get a good pic here is mine:)

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    Very nice .... how big is he and how long you had him for?
     
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    He is about 5cm had him for three weeks love the way it gets blown around in the current, an amazing fish
     
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    Sorry to bring back an old thread:blush:But what is the sciencetific name for these guys thanks:)
     
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    google it maybe? ;)
     
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    Species Name: Anampses caeruleopunctatus
    Authority: Ruppell, 1829
    Common Name: Bluespotted Tamarin/Diamond Wrasse
    Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean: Red Sea and South Africa to the Easter Islands, New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Palau, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Line Islands, Society and Tuamotu Islands
    Size: 16 inches - 40 cm
    Natural Environment: Inhabits surge zones on coral reefs
    General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of zooplankton and benthic invertebrate. Requires a meaty diet, including fortified brine shrimp, mysis, black worms and other meaty type frozen foods. Needs two or three feedings per day. May be very difficult to get feeding in the beginning, and if so, try some live foods, such as black worms. Should only be kept in aquaria with a deep sandbed as they bury themselves at night, and when so, may often disturb bottom dwelling corals such as brain corals. Provide a fine-grained substrate of at least 4 inches (10 cm) in depth. These wrasses should be considered marginal reef or fish-only aquarium fishes, as they can be difficult to maintain for any length of time. Timid, and rarely seen in the trade.
     
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    @TaahirS ya i know....just caught 2 today and was also looking for info on them
    ...nice little buggers
     
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    Little ones are really hard to keep alive unless you have a good pod population without competitive fish. They do best when they have close to full adult colours at around 7-8cm. A lot trickier to catch at that size, of course.
     
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    Nice catch, you guys are so lucky, just take a stroll down to the beach and catch some fish:tt2:
     
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