The Mystery Wrasse is also commonly referred to as the Whitebarred Wrasse or Fivebarred Wrasse. It exhibits beautiful and stunning color combination which makes a beautiful addition to any tank and captivates any onlooker. The Mystery Wrasse should not be kept in a tank less than 25 gallon. The tank should contain many live rocks and a thick sand bed for the Mystery Wrasse to thrive well. It is considered reef safe and is passive with most popular reef fish, including other wrasses. The Mystery Wrasse should be given a diet of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food to maintain its color and for its continued good health. The Mystery Wrasse is semi-aggressive and grows well in a temperature range of 74-80 degree Fahrenheit, and once established it is a very easy to care for and considered to be quite hardy.
A very rare and beautiful wrasse.The mystery wrasse, also known as the whitebarred wrasse or five-barred wrasse, is a beautifully colored fish from the West Central Pacific. This is a somewhat rare fish to find in the marine aquarium hobby, but its colors, suitability for a small aquarium (30 gallons+) and penchant for nuisance snails and flatworms makes it a real aquarium favorite. While the mystery wrasse may be added to a reef tank, it is likely that small ornamental shrimp will become prey, especially if they are added to a reef tank with an established, adult mystery wrasse. Juvenile mystery wrasses may lack some of the vibrant red coloration typical of adult specimens, but as they mature, their color will change. The mystery wrasse appreciates an established aquarium with sandy substrate and plenty of live rock. As its name may imply, it is a secretive fish, especially in a brightly lit reef tank. Once acclimated, however, this fish will be more visible and should readily accept a captive diet including small chunks of raw table seafood, frozen foods formulated for marine carnivores and both flake and pellet food. The mystery wrasse is a hardy and beautiful wrasse that also provides utility in the saltwater aquarium.Photo by saltwaterfish.com member redspot321