Pinstriped Wrasse (Halichoeres melanurus) - Medium
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The Pinstriped Wrasse is a hardy, active and useful fish. This wrasse prefers to be added to aquariums with a sandy substrate and lots of rockwork. This wrasse likes to submerge itself in the sand when frightened or to sleep. Feeding them multiple times a day is recommended as they are very active and keeping them full will help keep them away from desirable inverts. In addition, they are known predators of a myriad of unwanted pests like fireworms and pyramidellid snails. They are even known to pick parasites off other fish! As with other wrasses, they are capable jumpers at all stages of their life, so a covered aquarium is necessary. They have an adult size of about 5". This wrasse is a great choice for reef aquariums because they will not bother corals/anemones but if they get hungry enough, they may go after shrimps and snails. The Pinstriped Melanurus Wrasse is blue and green with pink and yellow horizontal stripes.
- - Add to an aquarium with ample rockwork and sand bed
- - For continued health, provide a varied diet of meaty foods and vegetable-based foods
- - Reef safe with caution
- - Beginner hobbyist
- - Minimum tank size: 50 gallons
- - Approximate selling size: Small 1-2.25"; Medium 2.25-3.5"
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ACCLIMATION: Avoid exposing new aquatic life to bright lights after opening the box. Turn off aquarium lights prior to floating aquatic life. Allow the sealed bag with your new fish to float in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes (but no longer than one hour) to ensure the water in the bag matches the temperature in your aquarium. A bacteria booster addition can assist with the addition of new aquatic life. Petco offers free water testing in store to determine if your water is safe for the addition of new aquatic life. DIET: A well-balanced diet consists of a variety of flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods, depending on the species. FEEDING: Feed sparingly and no more than fish can eat in 1-2 minutes. Overfeeding can quickly foul the water, especially in smaller aquariums.
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