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      Yellowhead Wrasse
      Yellowhead Wrasse

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name:Halichoeres garnoti
      Max. size: 19.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 2 - 80 m
      Distribution: Western Atlantic: Bermuda and southern Florida, USA to southeastern Brazil.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12. Juveniles yellow with silvery blue stripe along side. Super males (terminal males), have black vertical bar behind tip of pectoral fin, merging with broad black area on upper side, continuing to top of caudal peduncle and upper caudal fin. One of the easiest wrasses to identify at all its stages.
      Biology: Commonly found on shallow and deep reefs and exposed rocky ledges. Feeds on various invertebrates.
      Aquairum Care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 79°F (22 - 26°C) and has a natural diet of benthic invertebrate. Requires a meaty diet, including finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, fortified brine shrimp, mysis, black worms and other meaty type frozen foods with two or three feedings per day. These burrowing wrasses are hardy, adapt well to aquarium life, peaceful, take a wide variety of foodstuffs, resistant to parasitic infections and are compatible with other wrasses. May have an appetite for tubeworms. Provide a fine-grained substrate of at least 3 inches (7.5 cm) in depth.
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