Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse

Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse

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Wetmorella nigropinnata

The Banded Possum Wrasse is also known as the Pygmy Possum Wrasse or Arrowhead Wrasse, and it originates from the waters of Indonesia. The Banded Possum Wrasse has an arrowhead like shape and is mostly red/orange in color with yellow vertical stripes when in its juvenile coloration. As the fish matures the fish will darken to a deep rustish coloration. The male and female of this species are very similarly colored, but when courting, the male will display increased color intensity. Colors may vary depending on the fish's mood.

The Banded Possum Wrasse is a very peaceful, active fish that will bring both color and activity to a fish-only or reef aquarium of 10 gallons or larger. They will not bother any corals or invertebrates making them a perfect fish for the reef aquarium. A single male can be kept with a group of females that is introduced prior to or at the same time as the male. These wrasses like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is recommended.

The Banded Possum Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

Care Level - Easy
Temperament - Peaceful
Color Form - Orange, Red, Yellow
Diet - Carnivore
Reef Compatible - Yes
Water Conditions - sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size - 3"
Family - Labridae
Minimum Tank Size - 15 gallons