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      Yellowbreasted Wrasse

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Anampses twistii
      Max. size: 18.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 5 - 30 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Rapa.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11-13. Body brown, shading to yellow on abdomen, thorax and lower head, and to reddish posteriorly; reddish lips; posterior of operculum with a large black spot, a green spot above and adjacent to this, and above this is a red spot. Pectoral base with a dark brown bar. Dorsal spines pungent.
      Biology: Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of 30 m. Usually in areas with mixed rubble, coral, or rock and sand. Usually solitary among large corals. Small juveniles swim with their head down, keeping dorsal and anal fins erected, and may seem like the face of a larger fish when viewed from side on by a predator
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of zooplankton and benthic invertebrate. Requires a meaty diet, including fortified brine shrimp, mysis, black worms and other meaty type frozen foods with two or three feedings per day. May be very difficult to get feeding in the beginning, and if so, try some live foods. Should only be kept in aquaria with a deep sandbed as they bury themselves at night, and when so, may often disturb bottom dwelling corals such as brain corals. Provide a fine-grained substrate of at least 3 inches (7.5 cm) in depth. These wrasses should be considered marginal reef or fish-only aquarium fishes, as they can be difficult to maintain for any length of time.
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