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      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
      Posts: 7,530
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      Macropharyngodon ornatus
      Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine ; depth range 3 - 30 m
      Gazetteer Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka, western Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea.
      Morphology: Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 11. Brown to greenish with pearly to metallic-green spots along scale rows. Females reddish anteriorly, shading to blackish posteriorly, with greenish yellow spots edged in blue and black (1 per scale) on body and similar spots and irregular bands on head. Males similar in colour to females, with no black humeral spot.
      Biology: Inhabits lagoon and sheltered seaward reefs, in areas with mixed sand, rubble, and coral to at least 30 m. Occurs singly or in small groups
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 74 - 83°F (23 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of benthic invertebrate. Requires a meaty diet consisting of finely chopped clam, mussel, fish, and shrimp flesh, small snails, mysis, and enriched brine shrimp with two to three feedings per day. 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. Rarely seen in the trade and difficult to maintain long-term.
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      Keywords: False Leopard Wrasse

  1.   Mon June 6, 2005 4:50pm Rating: 10.00 
    1. The Apprentice

      Registered: April 2004
      Location: Umatilla,OR
      Posts: 1,174

      Have these in a 75 gallon SPS & Clam tank they are very peacefull and get used to hand feedings with time, Also they will learn to eat Nori if a tang is in the tank. And can be switched to Dry prepaird foods as well..

      150 gallon reef all-glass, oceanic sump
      75 gallon SPS Clam all-glass, oceanic sump,CPR hang on Refugeum
      PFO light sets
      325 lbs live rock.AquaC skimmers,
      Mag drive pumps
      Clams,lots of fish,SPS,LPS, softies,Zoos,
      Lots of Pistol shrimps some mated pairs!
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