General information regarding Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse
The Banded Possum Wrasse (Wetmorella nigropinnata) originated from the waters of Indonesia. It has an appearance similar to an arrowhead and is red/orange-colored with vertical stripes of yellow when in its juvenile coloring. As the fish grows older, the color will darken and turn to a deep rust color. Males and females in this kind of fish are similar in color, however, when they are courting, males will display increased colors. Colors can change based on the mood of the fish. The Banded Possum Wrasse is a very calm active fish that can add color and energy to a reef or fish-only aquarium. They are not a nuisance to corals or invertebrates, making them the perfect fish to be kept in the reef aquarium. A single male is kept in an assortment of females who are introduced before or even at the same time in the same manner as the male. These wrasses like to jump, which is why the use of a sturdy canopy is suggested.