Psych-Head Wrasse / Red Tailed Wrasse Male Female Family: Labridae Genus: Anampses Species: Chrysocephalus Common Names: Female: Redtail Tamarin Wrasse, Redtail Wrasse Male: Psych-Head Wrasse, Psychedelic Wrasse Reef Safe: Yes Maximum Fish Size: 7 inches Min Tank Size: 75 gallons plus recommended -Note- 1 Wrasse - 75 gallons plus 3 or more Wrasses - 125 gallons plus Attitude: Extremely peaceful fish. Avoid aggressive tank mates if possible. As always with wrasses, this fish will not tolerate multiple males in a display. Diet: Carnivore. This fish is an avid copepod hunter, and difficult to sustain on prepared foods. Supplements are a good thing to do with this fish. HUFA products and Vitamin C for my guy and gals are soaked in all foods before given to the fish. They are slow eaters, because they chew their food versus gulping. Often spitting food out and eating it again because the piece may have been to large. Origin: Hawaii, Pacific Care: The care of the Anampses Chrysocephalus should only be considered by advanced aquarium hobbyist or those that prepare themselves to know what they are getting into. Like wrasses in general, the Tamarins are not the best shippers. Often they come in with torn fins, broken mouths and or worse, dead. Not to often an Anampses with a torn/broken mouth will recover from it, usually leading to their death. While considering to purchase one of these fish, try to get it from a local fish store. Make sure the mouth is not damaged in any matter. Make sure the fish has girth to it and is eating well in the stores display or sales tank. Eating prepared foods versus live is a big plus! These fish require at around 2-4 inches deep of sand bed to sleep in at night or when frightened. I would avoid trying to keep any Anampses wrasse in a tank with a bare bottom or shallow sand bed (under 1.5 inches). As this will tend for them to damage their mouths. Beware when just purchasing a male with no intent to have a female. Males are much more expensive then females, and without a female present in the tank, a male may revert back to female coloration. A reefer I know had the experience of this. And with a tank of only females, usually a male will emerge from the dominate female. Compatibility: They are compatible with most other fish that have a peaceful disposition. I would avoid aggressive fish as it will make their introduction much more stress free. One male Anampses per tank as well. Personal Observations: This is absolutely one of my favorite fish! They are very personable. With time and Dedication I have been weaning them onto a totally prepared diet, asides the copepods. With the time and dedication I have taken with my original female, I have gotten her onto Pellets, Flakes, Seaweed, Mysis, Brine, Cyclop-eeze and pretty much anything you put into the tank! The newer ones are already starting to taste the pellets and flakes I feed every now and then. I would try if anything to have a single one in at least 100 gallons plus of water from my viewing. They love to swim (like most fish will use the space when given) However with their tiny critter diet, they need the space to consume their food when not fed to keep them fat and happy. They do however give me that heart attack every now and then. When they chew on food it is extremely loud. To be honest it sounds like glass cracking... : Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed.