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Wrasse - Possum Yellow Band "Very Rare"

Wrasse - Possum Yellow Band "Very Rare"

Regular price $120.00
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Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Color Form: Orange, Red, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditionssg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size3"
Family: Labridae
Minimum Tank Size: 15 gallons

General info about Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse

The Banded Possum Wrasse originated from the waters of Indonesia. The Banded Possum Wrasse has an arrowhead-like shape and is red/orange in color with yellow vertical stripes when in its juvenile coloration. As the fish matures the fish will darken to a deep rust 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. 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.

Caution with Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse

Wrasse are considered jumpers make sure your aquarium has a tight-fitting canopy or screen cover to prevent the Wrasse from jumping out of your aquarium. Wrasse have been known to jump through the smallest of holes in a canopy. 

Wrasses prefer to have a 2" (5cm) sandbed to allow them to burrow into the sand to sleep or when they feel like they are in danger. Some people with bare bottom tanks have also added a Tupperware with a 2" deep sand bed to accommodate the wrasse's needs. They are generally peaceful but may display aggression towards members of the same species.

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