Smalltail Pencil Wrasse
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  • Smalltail Pencil Wrasse

  • Pseudojuloides cerasinus

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  • Tank Size: 75 Gallons
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 5"
    Coloration: Green, Yellow, Pink, Red
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Hawaii, Western Pacific, Africa
    Reef Compatible: Yes
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Pink Pencil Wrasse, Green Pencil Wrasse, Smalltail Wrasse, Pink Pencil Wrasse
  • Description
  • The Smalltail Pencil Wrasse is a very unique and slightly rare wrasse. Smalltail Pencil Wrasses start life as mostly pink to red in coloration, but as they start to change into males or become terminal they develop a very strong green coloration with strong horizontal blue and yellow stripes.

    Smalltail Pencil Wrasses reach a maximum adult size of around 5 inches and need to be kept in tnakes that are at least 75 gallons. Smalltail Pencil Wrasses are extremely strong jumpers and need to be kept in tanks with tight fitting lids, so they don't jump out when spooked. Smalltail Pencil Wrasses are mostly peaceful and shouldn't bother other fish, coral and inverts in your tank. Male Smalltail Pencil Wrasses will be aggressive towards other males and should only be kept in either all female groups or one or more females with one male.

    Smalltail Pencil Wrasses do best in tanks with lots of live rock and sand. Smalltail Pencil Wrasses will spend their days picking at the rockwork for small inverts between feedings. Smalltail Pencil Wrasses might also like to burrow in the sand at night, with a lack of a sanded, the Smalltail Pencil Wrasse will not live a very long life.

    Smalltail Pencil Wrasses are carnivores and require a diet that is rich in meaty foods. Foods like mysis and brine shimp, high quality meaty frozen foods and high quality pellet and flake foods will keep your Smalltail Pencil Wrasse healthy and happy.

    Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about the Smalltail Pencil Wrasse and if it's the right wrasse for your tank.
 
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