Vermiculate Wrasse (Macropharyngodon bipartitus bipartitus)
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Macropharyngodon bipartitus bipartitus
284 Litres (75 US G.)
10-13 cm (3.9-5.1")
8.0 - 8.4
21.1-23.9°C (70 -75 °F)
- Vermiculate Wrasse, Splendid Leopard Wrasse, Divided Leopard Wrasse, Blue Star Leopard Wrasse, Rare Wrasse, Diamond Wrasse
Additional scientific names
- Macropharyngodon varialvus
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Found from Zanzibar to Mozambique and Aldabra, Sychelles, Réunion, Mauritius and Maldives, South Africa (Kwa-Zulu-Natal), Chagos Archipelago, southern Oman, Rodrigues, and Yemen.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Protogynous hermaphrodites; females are red, and black with blue spotting. Males are maroon-red with green stripes.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Mixes well with peaceful tankmates.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Reputed as a finicky eater; pellets, as well as live/frozen food will work.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Keep in a spacious tank with hiding places, as well as open swimming space. The tank should be mature and well filtered.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful active shoaling fish. The lead fish of the shoal is one male over several females. Keeping several males can induce sparring.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A protogynous hermaphrodite, where the females are red-black, with blue markings, with males red-black with green markings.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )