Scientific Name: Halichoeres Melanurus
Common Names: Orange Tipped Rainbow Wrasse, Melanurus Wrasse, Tail Spot Wrasse and Hoeven's Wrasse
Care Level: Easy
Max Size: Up to 5 inches
Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 4"
Aquarium Size: 50 gallon.
Reef Tank Compatible?: Yes
Diet / Foods: It will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. In addition, it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It may also eat parasites off of tank mates.
Notes: To be successful with the Orange Tipped Rainbow Wrasse you will need a 50 gallon or larger aquarium with a tight-fitting lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom to hide under if frightened, and other peaceful wrasses, including its own species, is an acceptable environment.