Pinstripe Melanarus Wrasse Male Medium

SKU: 269Categories: Saltwater Fish, Wrasse

The Melanurus Wrasse, also known as the Tail Spot Wrasse and Hoeven’s Wrasse, displays a blue-green colored body with horizontal pink or yellow stripes on its sides. Juveniles have a more subdued appearance. To provide a suitable habitat for this fish, a 50-gallon tank or larger with a tight-fitting lid and a 2-3 inch sandy bottom for hiding is recommended. Peaceful wrasses, including the same species, can also be housed in this environment. The Melanurus Wrasse is known to consume fireworms and pyramidellid snails, which helps protect corals and clams. Additionally, it may feed on feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms, as well as parasites on other tank mates. To ensure proper nutrition, regular feedings of vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp, frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods should be provided, along with high-quality marine flake and pellet food.


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