Mystery Wrasse

Fish Type: Reef Safe

Scientific Name: Pseudocheilinus ocellatus


Color: purple, green
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 4"
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gal
Relative Care: Medium
Photo Courtesy of Snowsurfer (Reef Central)

Sometimes called the Five-Bar Wrasse. Peaceful when young but may get aggressive as it grows. Consumes pyramidellid snails and commensal flatworms. Mature individuals are known to devour small ornamental shrimps, including cleaners that are placed in the tank after, and sometimes small fish. Keep larger individuals in a bigger aquarium with plenty of hiding places and keep them well fed.