The Indian Ocean Yellow Striped Sweetlips, also known as the Twostriped Sweetlips or Yellow-lined Sweetlips, changes color as it matures. As a juvenile, it has five golden-yellow horizontal stripes broken by wide bands of black. As it ages, the striping on the ventral side will fade away leaving more of the yellow and two black bands.
A 500 gallon or larger aquarium is required due to its size and eating habits. It needs a larger tank to provide it with ample swimming room and plenty of hiding places. If placed in a reef aquarium, the Striped Yellow Sweetlips will eat smaller crustaceans, smaller fireworms, serpent stars, small snails, and polychaete worms.
When first introduced into the aquarium, live
saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. Once it has acclimated, most marine carnivore preparations will be accceptable.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 5"
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