Tail-spot wra e
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.