Pinkface Wrasse



The Pinkface Wrasse is often referred to in the form of the Five Stripe Wrasse. This species adds vibrant colors and motion to your aquarium, making it an ideal addition for beginners or experts. Pinkface wrasses can be identified by their vibrant yellow and green body, which is adorned with numerous large pink stripes that run from the mouth and just below the eyes. The tough fish is best kept in a 70-gallon or larger tank, along with other aggressive tank companions and plenty of rock to hide. The fish will get territorial and frequently snarl at new fish added to the tank, so it is recommended to be among the last fish that is added into the aquarium. The species is recognized to consume bristleworms and mantis shrimps along with other crustaceans. They do not consume the corals, live plants, or even live corals. A Pinkface Wrasse diet needs to consist of vitamin-rich frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin-rich brine shrimp that are frozen, meaty food items, excellent marine flake, and food made of marine pellets. Approximate Size of Purchase: Small 2" to 3", Medium 3" to 4", Medium/Large; 4" to 5"; Large 5" to 6"  
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General information about Pinkface Wrasse The Pinkface Wrasse species are known to provide vibrant color and motion to the aquarium making this species a wonderful addition to the beginner or experienced alike. Pinkface wrasses are easily identified by their vibrant yellow and green body with several thick pink stripes running from their mouth all the way to their eyes. This tough fish must be kept in a medium to a large aquarium, along with aggressive tankmates, as well as plenty of rocks for hiding. The fish will be territorial and frequently annoy new fish added to the aquarium. Hence it is recommended to be among the last fish to be added to the tank. The species is known to consume mantis shrimp and bristleworms in addition to other crustaceans. However, it generally, does not consume live plants or even live corals.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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