Black Leopard Wrasse (Macropharyngodon negrosensis) Care
The Black Leopard Wrasse, Macropharyngodon negrosensis, is also known as the Yellowspotted Wrasse. These fish come from Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific region and have a black body with white spots on the most of the body with more on the upper half.
These wrasses are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as brine and mysis shrimp, high-quality frozen foods, pieces of fresh seafood, and flake and pellet foods. They require expert care because they can be very finicky eaters. Having a refugium attached to your tank will provide the small crustaceans, tiny snails, copepods, and zooplankton they need to thrive.
Black Leopard Wrasses can reach up to 4″ and require an aquarium of at least 50 gallons with plenty of live rock and a fine sand bed.
They are reef safe and will not bother coral nor fish, but be aware they may eat the tiniest of invertebrates though.
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 1½” to 2”
Small-Medium: 2” to 2½”
Medium: 2½” to 3¼”
Medium-Large: 3¼” to 4”
Large: 4” to 4½”
Extra Large: 4½” to 5½”