White Banded Possum Wrasse (Wetmorella albofasciata)

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  1. Henkie

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    Hi guys.

    I want to add this wrasse to my tank. I will take out my six line of course.

    I want to get 4 of these lovely guys, I saw them at one of our lfs. I read that one can keep 3 females with one male.

    I see they only need 37 liters, so I really think 4 will be fine in my 400 liter tank.

    Does any one else have some tips etc which I should consider before keeping these fish?

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  3. Ruberto Frazao

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    One of my favourite fish.. they are very easy to keep but very docile fish.. extremely shy and very tame.. their should be no aggresive fish that are competing for food as they are slow moving fish.. and sometimes it can be dufficult to get them to eat..
     
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    Thanks man, I have a 300 liter qt tank where I can train them to recognize feeding time hopefully!

    I will have the following fish with them:

    2 x clowns (hosting between frogspawn and hammer)
    2 x bengaii cardinals. (the male is still in qt)
    Bicolor and lawnmower blenny.

    Then I want to get these guys and then a Long nose butterfly, then my stocking list is done.
     
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    Nice looking fish where did you find them??
     
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    Jap it should be fine.. just not too sure about adding so many..
     
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    Thanks, I'll keep reading etc.

    They are at one of our LFS
     
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    beautif looking wrasse dude... i would love to have one of those guys
     
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    You should just keep in mind that they are EXTREMELY shy & hardly (if ever) come out into the light. I have a yellow banded possum & i love having him, but i really have to look gor him sometimes as they are very good at hiding!!!
     
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    I also have a ( yellow bandit ) Wetmorella nigropinnata I see it every night
    Wrasses do not school... Why do you want 4?
    It is a easy wrasses just make sure thy do not get chased constantly
     
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    Every article I read mentions that one can have 1 male with about 3 females.
    I just thought they would look very nice together.

    I have a very open scape so I should hopefully see a fair bit of him/her/them
     
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    Get a Wetmorella nigropinnata and Wetmorella tanakai then you will see a different one every so often ( thy get more tame with time I have my one a year... )
     
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    That sound better...

    I will head to the LFS to see in what shape the little guy is. Thanks
     
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    Also make sure your pump is off when feeding, they are very slow feeders. Mine loved lobster eggs.

    Would be careful getting more than one, they are tuff to ID gender, and I believe will fight.

    If you have a peaceful tank, absolutely stunning fish.
     
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    Thanks man! I am going to do proper research and only buy one that is in good condition.

    I first need to get my new benggaii through qt
     
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    Is the wrasse a marsupial?;)
     
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    I hope not!:whistling:
     
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    As long as its not canabalistic, it can be litterally anything...;)
     
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