Twospot Wrasse - Oxycheilinus bimaculatus
The coloration of the Twospot Wrasse (Oxycheilinus bimaculatus) can vary but is usually mottled shades of brown or red. The pattern can vary but they do typically have a distinctive spot at the front of the dorsal fin.
The wrasses from the Cheilinus and Oxycheilinus genera are generally hardy, cryptic fish whose appearance can vary greatly between individuals of the same species. They can also change color depending on their mood and surroundings. Most of these wrasses have a mottled coloration with some spots and stripes and the differences between individuals can be minute.
These wrasses will get along with most other fish (with the exception of very small fish) but will prey on inverts like worms, starfish, snails, urchins, shrimp and crabs. They do not usually bother corals however and can be kept in some reef aquariums. In the home aquarium a diet of frozen foods such as shrimp, squid, and clam should be mixed with prepared foods such as flakes and pellets.
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|Common Name||Twospot Wrasse|
|Scientific Name||Oxycheilinus bimaculatus|
|Max Size (in inches)||6|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||55|
|Specific Gravity Range||1.020-1.024|
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