Tail-spot wra e

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Marine -

Sci­en­tific name: Hali­cho­eres me­la­nu­rus Size po­ten­tial: 12cm Where found: Ja­pan to Great Bar­rier Reef Cost: £29-49 These are beau­ti­ful, rain­bow­coloured fish. A mem­ber of the genus Hali­cho­eres they are small to medium-sized wrasse.

H.me­la­nu­rus is less than half the size of the Lunare wrasse, with sub­stan­tially less ag­gres­sion. It can dom­i­nate smaller fish, but usu­ally in­te­grates well with tangs and other semi­bois­ter­ous species. There are sub­tle dif­fer­ences be­tween in­di­vid­u­als from dif­fer­ent parts of the Western Pa­cific, but it’s thought the best Aus­tralian Tail-spot wrasse come from Aus­tralia as they typ­i­cally feed well and are, ar­guably, the most at­trac­tive colour morph.

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