Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse (Wetmorella nigropinnata)

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Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse

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Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse

Wetmorella nigropinnata

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Live Foods

4-5 years



Additional names

Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse, Banded Possum Wrasse, Pygmy Possum Wrasse, Arrowhead Wrasse

Additional scientific names

Cheilinus nigropinnatus, Wetmorella philippina, Wetmorella philippina bifasciata, Wetmorella ocellata, Wetmorella triocellata


Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Marquesan and Pitcairn islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.

Environment specifics[edit]

In the wild inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, in caves and crevices.


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