Blue Spotted Tamarin Wrasse

(Anampses caeruleopunctatus)

Add Anampses Wrasse to well established aquariums with plenty of rock work, cracks, caves and crevices. Anampses Wrasse are burrowers, provide a thick sandy bottom. They will bury themselves in the sandy bottom to sleep or if they are feeling threatened. Anampses Wrasse are peaceful but often timid house with other peaceful tank mates. Anampses Wrasse may not readily eat when first acclimating. If seeing unwilliness to eat add fortified live Mysis, Brine, Glass/Grass shrimp to their carnivorous diet. Wrasse are hermaphrodites meaning they start as juveniles/females but at some point in their life may turn into a male. Provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid as they may jump.

The Blue Spotted Tamarin Wrasse are also known simply as the Blue Spotted Wrasse. Uncommonly seen in the aquarium trade. Male and female Blue Spotted Tamarin Wrasse will have different colorations. Male Tamarin Wrasse are an olive brown to green color with blue lines running vertically on each scale, blue markings on its dorsal, anal and caudal fins, blue lines between their eyes and a blue to green stripe near its pectoral fins. Females are generally less colorful but still quite beautiful with blue lines on their head, blue dots on each scale with a brown back which becomes slightly red towards their bellys. Males can grow up to 16" while females only grow to about 11".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 120 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

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