Black Leopard Wrasse


Fish Type: Reef SafeWrasse


Scientific Name: Macropharyngodon negrosensis


Species: Labridae

Color: black, white
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 4"
Minimum Tank Size: 90 gal
Relative Care: Experts Only
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria


The Black Leopard Wrasse, also known as Leopard Wrasse or Yellowspotted Wrasse, has a dark body with light blue to yellowish spots. The dorsal fin has black and white diagonal stripes, and it may have red highlights on the tail and head.

A 90 gallon or larger aquarium with well established live rock and a layer of live sand is recommended. They will do best when introduced in groups of three or more. It eats small invertebrates (foraminiferans and amphiopods) that grow on live rock.

The Black Leopard Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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