Please note -¬†All our marine livestock can only be kept in saltwater aquariums, not freshwater aquariums.
Please note¬†‚Äì¬†The image used above is for illustration purposes only; Size, colour and sex may vary. Many of our livestock species are sold as juveniles and have not yet reached their full size and colour potential. If you have any concerns about the size or colour of the livestock you wish to order, please contact our livestock team via our¬†support centre¬†before¬†placing your order. Due to the large quantities of livestock orders daily, the livestock team will are unable to select fish / shrimp to meet specific gender or aesthetic needs.
How easy are they to care for?
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Western Indian Ocean
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Only 1 individual per tank
What water conditions do they require?
SG: 1.020-1.025, pH: 8.1-8.4
23-27 deg C (73-81 deg F)
What should you feed them?
Will eat copepods and small marine inverts naturally occurring on the rocks. They should be fed a mixture of mysis, brine, copepods, krill and fish/lobster eggs. Marine algae should also be offered.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Semi-aggressive, caution to be advised when housing with quiet species. Best not to be kept with other wrasse.
Can they be bred in captivity?
No record of this species being bred in an aquarium environment.