Lined Tamarin Wrasse

(Anampses lineatus)

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 Lined Tamarin Wrasse are also known simply as the Lined Wrasse. Uncommonly seen in the aquarium trade. Adults and juvenile Lined Tamarin Wrasse will have different colorations. Adult Lined Tamarin Wrasse have an orange to brown body color with white dots on their face and horizontal stripes on their body. The male will have a yellow band at the base of the tail and the females will be white. Juveniles will have a black body with irregular white or yellow spots all over its body, white dorsal and white band around the front of its body. Lined Tamarin Wrasse can grow up to 5".

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

  • Care: CareModerateModerate CareDifficultDifficult
  • Behavior: BehaviorSocialSocial
  • Diet: DietFrozen FoodFrozen Food DietLive FoodLive Food
  • Habitat: HabitatReefReef HabitatSand FlatSand Flat
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