Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Mystery Wrasse - Reef Safe Wrasses
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Mystery Wrasse
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Mystery Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus ocellatus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Blue, Pink, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, sg 1.021-1.025
Max. Size 4¾"
Origin Marshall Islands
Family Labridae
Minimum Tank Size 55 gallons
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Overview

The Mystery Wrasse, sometimes referred to as the Whitebarred Wrasse or Fivebarred Wrasse has yellow, blue, and purple hues outlining a smile on the face. The majority of the body is reddish-maroon with thin, white vertical stripes and an eyespot surrounded by a yellowish hue on its green tail. Some younger fish will have more green in the body, which will quickly change to red in the aquarium.

This hard to find species is suitable for a 55 gallon or larger aquarium with lots of live rock and a sandy bottom. It is an excellent fish for a reef aquarium and passive with most popular reef fish, including other wrasses. It is constantly searching for live foods in the form of small crustaceans like pyramidellid snails and commensal flatworms. When full grown, mature Mystery Wrasse may take a liking to smaller ornamental shrimp that are introduced after the wrasse is established in the reef aquarium.

The Mystery Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4" to 1-1/4"; Medium: 1-1/4" to 2-1/4"; Large: 2-1/4" to 3-1/4"

Customer Testimonials

Candy Washburn , WI
This fish is as beautiful as its picture suggest. Very active and curious. Well behaved in my mixed community of fairy and flasher wrasses. A true gem for those who enjoy unusual fish.
Julie K Scottsdale , AZ
Got mine yesterday from here is it really pretty and made itself right at home ... It gets along with all my fish except my 6 line wrasse that wont leave it alone .. Should have got a large then it might knock some scene into that six line wrasse.. A must have ...
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