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Red Pygmy Possum Wrasse


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Red Pygmy Possum Wrasse

Also known as a Pygmy Possum Wrasse.

The reclusive Red Pygmy Possum Wrasse is a reef safe wrasse. Rather than burrowing, the Possum Wrasses tend to hide within the rockwork or in crevices. Best kept with other community fish, the Red Pygmy Possum Wrasse will leave its tank mates alone, except for the smallest shrimp and tiniest snails. Live Rock is a must for this species as they will graze upon the many lifeforms found within live rock. Because of this, small tanks under 50 gallons are difficult for this fish to inhabit. Feeding this species in a smaller tank requires very frequent feedings. A peaceful and active fish, a tight fitting lid is highly recommended to prevent jumping.

Red Pygmy Possum Wrasse

Internet Price: $37.99

Temperament: Semi-Aggressive

Reef Safe: Yes

Family: Labridae

Native To: Indo-Pacific

Diet: Carnivore

Adult Size: Up to 3"

Temperature: 72-78°F

Water Parameters: pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Care Level: Expert

Tank Size: 50+ Gallons

Scientific Name: Wetmorella nigropinnata

Environment: Marine

  • Reef safe wrasse
  • Shy natured fish that does best in a quiet tank
  • Peaceful and active, but a tight fitting lid is highly recommended due to jumping

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0.75"-3" Length
SKU: 1373129

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