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Macropharyngodon bipartitus 63 28.00%
Macropharyngodon choati 11 4.89%
Macropharyngodon geoffroy 24 10.67%
Macropharyngodon meleagris 75 33.33%
Macropharyngodon negrosensis 28 12.44%
Other 24 10.67%
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Old 01/08/2009, 04:49 AM   #101
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really beautiful!


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Old 01/10/2009, 07:17 PM   #102
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Choati Leopard Wrasse??

Do these wrasse's really need a sand bed? I have a barebottom 34 gallon solana I just purchased a Choati Leopard Wrasse from a lfs he said it would be fine. I just read a few articles where it says they should have a sand bed and they are very difficult to keep. I should have read first. Anyone had any luck with these? I was thinking of taking him back to the store dont want it to die if I don't have the correct enviorment for it. Would love to keep it its a very sexy looking wrasse.


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Old 01/10/2009, 07:36 PM   #103
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Re: Choati Leopard Wrasse??

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Do these wrasse's really need a sand bed? I have a barebottom 34 gallon solana I just purchased a Choati Leopard Wrasse from a lfs he said it would be fine. I just read a few articles where it says they should have a sand bed and they are very difficult to keep. I should have read first. Anyone had any luck with these? I was thinking of taking him back to the store dont want it to die if I don't have the correct enviorment for it. Would love to keep it its a very sexy looking wrasse.
Yes. Maybe try a tupperware container of sand for it to sleep in.


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Old 01/10/2009, 07:55 PM   #104
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It has to have sand.


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Old 01/10/2009, 09:23 PM   #105
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I'm going to try and take him back tommoro


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Old 01/11/2009, 11:59 AM   #106
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im also looking into gettin a leopard, i have a sandbed, but its not too deep, maybe 1 to 1.5 inch deep. Now i know this isnt exactly deep enough but what if i make a little sand dune in one corner of the tank, would this work?

Also, can they be kept with like a dwarf angel? like a bicolor


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Old 01/11/2009, 12:22 PM   #107
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I don't know of any issues keeping it with an angel, unless it has hostility issues. On the sand, I would recommend adding some more if at all possible.


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Old 01/11/2009, 01:27 PM   #108
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so basically the only real difficulty is getting them to start to eat. Right now i feed frozen mysis to my tank. I saw people talk about live food and buying it from the store. Do most LFS have stuff like that on hand? I havent seen anything like it at our fish store, but then again i didnt ask either. But if you can get them to eat there shouldnt be any problem keeping them. Right?


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Old 01/11/2009, 02:43 PM   #109
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Yes I would say getting them to eat is the only real difficulty. I got a trio at the start and one of them ate succesfully and since then she has been a wonderful fish and perfectly healthy.


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Old 01/11/2009, 04:11 PM   #110
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Mine was eating mysis at the store and has been eating off the sandbed and competes well with the rest of the gang in my tank. He will even steal stuff from the others and has developed a bit of a potbelly! As far as dwarf angels go i have a Potters in with mine and the angel will crowd the wrasse if he thinks the wrasse may have found something to eat in the rocks. But there is no open hostility between them.


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Old 01/11/2009, 08:12 PM   #111
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I have a divided leopard wrasse and was thinking of getting another. Does anyone know if they will get along? Its for a 120 gallon tank.


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Old 01/12/2009, 06:46 PM   #112
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I have a friend that has this Leopard, any clues to what species?


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Old 01/12/2009, 06:47 PM   #113
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im also looking into gettin a leopard, i have a sandbed, but its not too deep, maybe 1 to 1.5 inch deep. Now i know this isnt exactly deep enough but what if i make a little sand dune in one corner of the tank, would this work?

Also, can they be kept with like a dwarf angel? like a bicolor

they need more sand than that, IMHO. at least 3 inches


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Old 01/12/2009, 06:49 PM   #114
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so basically the only real difficulty is getting them to start to eat. Right now i feed frozen mysis to my tank. I saw people talk about live food and buying it from the store. Do most LFS have stuff like that on hand? I havent seen anything like it at our fish store, but then again i didnt ask either. But if you can get them to eat there shouldnt be any problem keeping them. Right?

set up a brine shrimp "tank" for like 20 bucks or so. Get the kit, a 2 liter coke bottle, airpump, and eggs!

I fed mine 2 times a day for a month, just weaning off now,


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Old 01/17/2009, 04:27 AM   #115
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Re: Leopard wrasse sucess stories

  • Species of leopard
    Potter's Leopard Wrasse (Macropharyngodon geoffroyi)
  • Source (LFS, online, etc)
    LFS
  • Method of introduction (quarantine, straight-to-tank, etc)
    Breeder box filled with sand to allow other fish to acknowledge it and to let geoffryoi acclimate to surroundings.
  • Tank set up (reef, fowlr, size, age, etc)
    Macro display tank, 48x12x12, 4months old
  • How many other attempts, if any, you made to keep a leopard wrasse and thoughts on why this attempt was successful (if applicable) First attempt at a leopards wrasse but have a pipe fish and mandarin succesfully attacking prepared frozen foods.



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Initially I just netted the fish right into the tank and all was well. When I woke up I found that the old inhabitants decided to bully the newbie so I removed it from the tank and into a breeder box where it stayed for a week.

The LFS gave this to me cheap so I went ahead and gave it a try knowing the history of these guys. At first it only picked at the stones that were in the sand and never really saw much eating from it the first few days. I feed a mix of frozen foods to my tank to the point where it slightly clouds the water with food particles.

I think in doing this and having the wrasse in the breeder box to watch it all he learned by observing.. .just a hunch.

Feeding in the breeder box was minimal.... I would try and pour plenty of food in there(it gets pushed out when the pumps turn back on) but it would only pick up a few particles of food.

Now after I observed little to no aggression from the others through the box I released the wrasse at night. The next day it was nowhere to be found.

The following day it came out after about 5hrs of "daytime" so I went to feed the tank. The potter's went nuts over the food and proceeded to compete with all the other fish in the tank for food.

Now this potters wrasse is the third inhabitant that has "disclaimers" sold with them in this tank.... spotted mandarin, pugface pipefish and the potters. All feed savagely during feeding times just like all the other inhabitants and would not show the slightest signs of being finicky eaters.



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Old 01/17/2009, 02:12 PM   #116
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that cool dude i like sucess stories when it comes to difficult wrasses . glad to hear that hes doing well , and what a beautiful fish too ! best of luck to you


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Old 01/17/2009, 02:42 PM   #117
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I have a friend that has this Leopard, any clues to what species?

don't anyone worry! LOL!

btw, we figured out that it is a Tamarin.


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Old 01/17/2009, 03:14 PM   #118
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Anampses caeruleopunctatus ? pretty sure its a diamond wrasse , not a blue spot tamarin which was my first thought.


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I agree, diamond wrasse. It's also known as a Bluespotted Tamarin Wrasse.


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Old 01/18/2009, 09:39 AM   #120
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great thread and great pics. i've had my melangaris for about two months now and it's doing great. i have it in my reef with a sand bed and plenty of health live rock. i purchased it at my LFS. it is constantly picking at the rocks and eats frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and cyclopeze. it doesn't bother any of my corals and gets along fine with my group of bartlet anthias, purple tang, copperband butterfly and green chromis.

its my favorite fish in the tank. can i add another melangaris or a mystery wrasse?


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I think both will work.


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Old 01/18/2009, 02:08 PM   #122
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shouldnt be a problem , it would help if you can do a bit of rearanging or add at night but it probably wont be a problem IMO the mystery wrasse would be a bit more spectacular . but sometimes they look cool with multipuls of fish . i have 6 Macropharyngodon bipartitus in ont tank and that cool to me so its a matter of preferance ,just my opinion good luck too !


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Sorry I'm not a good photographer...I just bought this guy on friday, it was hiding until this morning...it just popped out of the sand, it seemed to be stretching out, it pooped then started looking for food. I dropped in some cyclopese and some frozen mysis shrimp and itate it up. It's been out all day swiming and eating . Such a striking fish.


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Old 01/18/2009, 05:35 PM   #124
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looks awesome , nice addition to your tank !i love the green on the finnage .


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I want one of those....


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