The Red Jewel Leopard Wrasse is a stunning and very colorful wrasse. With their striking red and white pattern they appear similar to the Choati wrasse.
Red Jewel Leopard Wrasses reach a maximum adult size of around 5 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 55 gallons. Red Jewel Leopard Wrasses are very peaceful fish and shouldn't bother other fish, coral or inverts in your tank. Red Jewel Leopard Wrasses make a great addition to reef tanks for this reason.
Red Jewel Leopard Wrasses are so peaceful that they shouldn't be kept with large more aggressive fish, or if they are, they need to be one of the first fish stocked. Red Jewel Leopard Wrasses are considered very hard to keep since they adjust to life in captivity poorly. Please only attempt this species of you are an advanced aquarist or if you have had experience with this species. Having a very established tank with lots of small live foods will also help your Red Jewel Leopard Wrasse adjust to life in an aquarium. Having lot of live rock for the Red Jewel Leopard Wrasse to hide in should also help. Red Jewel Leopard Wrasses require a sand bed to be present in the tank so they can burrow in it to sleep.
Red Jewel Leopard Wrasses are carnivores and require a diet very rich in meaty foods. Foods like mysis and brine shrimp, high quality meaty frozen foods and high quality flake and pellet foods will keep your Red Jewel Leopard Wrasse healthy and happy.
Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about the Red Jewel Leopard Wrasse and if it's the right fish for your tank.
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