Rockmover Wrasse (Novaculichthys taeniourus)
397 Litres (105 US G.)
27.9-30.5cm (11-12 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Rockmover Wrasse, Dragon Wrasse, Reindeer Wrasse, Carpet Wrasse, Olive Scribbled Wrasse, Masked Wrasse, Bar-Cheeked Wrasse
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa and the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to Lord Howe Island. Excluding Persian Gulf. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Panama and the Galapagos Islands.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Not possible to visually sex.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Not that reef compatible; will re-arrange rocks to find food. May also eat smaller fish
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Carnivorous; eats smaller motile invertebrates
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed several times a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Large tank with sandbed to burrow into.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Moves rocks around to find food, hence its common name. Will burrow into the sandbed.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- The juvenile has a burgundy body with white markings., with a notable swimming pattern. The fins are also notable in their appearance, especially the first two dorsal spines that form a "cow-lick." The adult does not have the large dorsal spines and has a light-blue to green body with impressive darker markings, with a graceful personality.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )