Fish Guide

Possum Wrasse   (Wetmorella tanaka)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 3 to 98 ft.   Size: 2.5 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 10+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Small crustaceans, bristle worms, forams, tiny snails
Natural History: The shy Possum Wrasse is usually found in caves and recesses along reef slopes in small groups. It is typically associated with caves along reef dropoffs where it hides and hunts, camouflaged among the rocks walls.
Husbandry: The Possum Wrasse is very shy and should be kept with other non-aggressive and non-food-competitive species only. It will spend more time in open space if the aquarium is not crowded and does not contain aggressive fish. It should be provided numerous hiding places, along with caves and recesses. This species of Possum Wrasse is considered rare.


AKA: Tanaka's Possum Wrasse, Pygmy Possum Wrasse

In Stock: 08/09/14, Yes
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