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Anampses Feminus

Hailing from the deep tropical waters of Vanuatu and Eastern Australia, Anampses feminus is one of the rare wrasses where the female can easily rival the male in vibrant colouration - in fact, some hobbyists may even prefer the female colouration over the male. Originally a very rare fish, we have started to see it appear slightly more often in Australian imports. However, it is still by no measure a common fish and we'd be lucky to see a few specimens arrive in just a couple of shipments per year here in Singapore.

As with many wrasses, this wrasse from the Tamarin wrasse family does not usually travel well and requires a lengthy acclimation period to recover. During this period, it is best to provide this fish with a deep enough sand bed (or at least a sizable box with sand in it) for the fish to hide and get itself comfortable.

Interesting fact: When importing this species into different timezones, it has been observed that they do experience "jet lag" and keep bedtime hours similar to Australian timezones! They either need a relatively lengthy period of a few months to slowly adjust their body clock or, if you have a stable specimen you can try to confuse it by keeping your lights on 24/7 for a few days then maintain your usual lighting schedule and hope it catches on!

While not an easy fish to keep alive long term,

success in meeting its needs will reward you with an absolute treasure in your reef tank!

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Female Feminus Wrasse

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Male Feminus Wrasse

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Male Feminus Wrasse

Author: Illumnae

photograph: LemonTYK

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Pic of the 2 male are they different variant ???

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Can we get this beauty from our LFS ?

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The male should be of same varient just different lighting/angle of photo.

this fish do appear in CF shipment once awhile.

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