Pygmy Wrasse

Pygmy Wrasse

The Pygmy Wrasse is known to provide an enticing coloration and inherit a secretive and mysterious nature which many hobbyists enjoy to observe. The wrasse is classed as a cautious rock dweller that enjoys hiding in and lurking around the rock work in marine aquariums. 

The Pygmy Wrasse requires plenty of caves and hiding places due to the fact that the species is very secretive and enjoys hiding away at time. Additionally, the fish should be kept with other peaceful tank mates in order to encourage its shy personality to attain confidence to lurk in the open. Furthermore, these Wrasse can be jumpers, so it would be a viable decision to keep a lid on your aquarium. 

Many hobbyists suggest that Pygy Wrasse are one of the most amazing species you can bring to your aquarium, as they not only have unique and interesting attributes but also never bother any corals or invertebrates. Additionally many Pygmy keepers have stated that a single male can be kepy with a group of females that is introduced prior to or at the same time as the male. 

Their Diet should consist of meaty foods, such as vitamin enriched frozen bring shrimp or mysis shrimp as well high quality marine pellets and flakes. 

Minimum Tank Size50 Litres
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 2½"
Colour Form: Black, Red, White
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Labridae
Origin: Indonesia

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. Excellent addition to my nano reef! This little guy is always out and about during the day. Scours the rocks and sand bed for food at dusk and dawn and sleeps in his cave when dark. He’s taking a liking to my Clown fish pair and seems to play with them. Gets along with all fish in the tank My particular Tanaka Wrasse nips at snails antenna, although they close up too quickly for him. Also, he ate a peppermint cleaner shrimp, so i would advise being careful with your choice on having the two. Not sure how he’d be with hermits. Overall, I’m very happy with this addition to my tank. Tank you LiveAquaria for providing beautiful and healthy speimens.

  2. I just got my tanakas wrasse today and I must say it is the most colorful fish I’ve ever owned it’s a must have for your reef tank.

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