The Marine Compatibility Guide

    Macropharyngodon bipartitus

    The Blue Star Leopard Wrasse, also known as the Vermiculite Wrasse, or Divided Wrasse, has a distinct colour pattern. The females or juveniles have a pearly white body with a combination of mottled oranges, yellows, and browns, with light blue spots found throughout the pattern, along with a large blue to black spot on their stomach.

    The males are brilliant neon green and blue with black outlines in a broken striped pattern down the length of their bodies.     [suggest an edit]

    • Macropharyngodon bipartitus

    74.0 - 78.0 F23.3 - 25.6 CTemperature:

    dKN 8.00 - 12.00Alkalinity:

    8.10 - 8.40pH Range:

    sg 1.020 - 1.025Specific Gravity:

    50 gallons225 litresMinimum Tank Size:

    Expert onlyCare Level:


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    Common names for Macropharyngodon bipartitus

    Macropharyngodon bipartitus is also known as the following...

    Blue Star Leopard Wrasse
    Divided Wrasse
    Vermiculite Wrasse
    Peacock Wrasse

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    31 Jan '14, 18:12Benno

    Alright StigMan.

    I have heard that they stay hidden for up to 10 days. They probably come out at night to check the tank out and get their own territory

    May be a few mroe days before you get to see them in the daytime


    31 Jan '14, 15:42StigMan

    How long do these guys hide for when you first get them? I have had mine 5 day now and it never comes out!!!!!

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