This fish hails from the Northwestern part of Australia. Many people believe they need cooler waters to thrive, which is certainly recommended, but there have been hobbyists reporting long-term success in reef temperatures. Like all Anampses wrasses, these fish can be tricky to keep. They will readily eat any prepared food offered so its not clear why Anampses wrasses tend to not do well in captivity (although there are many theories). The lennardi wrasse is a sand burrower, which is another common trait of the Anampses genus. This fish is rarely seen in circulation within the hobby and commands a high price because of its beautiful colors and difficulty to obtain.