White-banded Possum Wrasse (Wetmorella albofasciata)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region, Western and Central Pacific Ocean
Depth: 26 to 139 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 White-banded Possum Wrasse is usually found in caves and recesses along reef slopes in small groups. It is often observed upside-down swimming near the roofs of its hideouts. It is typically associated with caves along reef dropoffs where it hides and hunts, camouflaged among the rocks walls.
Husbandry: The White-banded 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. A healthy quantity of live rock will help supply this species with the invertebrates that makeup most of its diet.
AKA: White Barred Pygmy Wrasse
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