The Banded Possum Wrasse is also known as the Pygmy Possum Wrasse or Arrowhead Wrasse, and it originates from the waters of the Indo-Pacific. The Banded Possum Wrasse has an arrowhead-like shape and is mostly red/orange in color with white vertical stripes when in its juvenile coloration. As the fish matures, it will darken to a deep rust color. The male and female of this species are very similarly colored, but when courting, the male will display increased color intensity. Colors may vary depending on the fish's mood.
The Banded Possum Wrasse is a very peaceful, active fish that will bring both color and activity to a fish-only or reef aquarium of 30 gallons or larger. They will not bother any corals or invertebrates making them a perfect fish for the reef aquarium. A single male can be kept with a group of females that is introduced prior to or at the same time as the male. These wrasses like to jump, so a tight-fitting canopy is recommended.
Meals should consist of a variety of feeder shrimp, flaked foods, and marine meats.
I got this guy a couple of weeks ago and didn't see him for the first 9 days though my son kept calling me and telling me he was there. Now he's out all the time and likes to swim on his side when I take the camera out. I swear he's smiling sometimes...
If I hadn't just bought this guy, I would have scooped up that Exquisite that Dean bought at GA...what a fish!