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Pastel Lime Wrasse

Pastel Lime Wrasse

  • Water Type: Marine
  • Tank Size: Min. 150L once fully grown
  • Recommended Amount: Seek Advice
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Your Guide to Buying and Adding a Pastel Lime Wrasse to Your Tank

Pastel Lime Wrasses are lesser-known in the aquarium hobby but bring an unparalleled splash of delicate colours to the marine tank. As with any fish, understanding their requirements and habits is crucial for a harmonious tank environment.

Choosing the Right Pastel Lime Wrasse

When selecting a Pastel Lime Wrasse:

  • Look for active individuals with clear eyes and vibrant colours.
  • Ensure that they are free from visible signs of stress or illness, such as faded colours or clamped fins.

Physical Appearance

Key characteristics:

  • As the name suggests, Pastel Lime Wrasses have a gentle blend of pastel colours, primarily greenish hues.
  • They typically display a streamlined body and can reach lengths of up to 5 inches when fully grown.

Compatibility with Other Fish

Compatibility factors:

  • Pastel Lime Wrasses are generally peaceful but can become territorial with members of their species or similar-looking fish.
  • It's advisable to keep them in a mixed-species environment to reduce the chance of aggression.

Reef Safe

Considerations for reef tanks:

  • These wrasses are generally considered reef-safe, but they might snack on small invertebrates like copepods and amphipods.
  • They usually do not disturb corals or larger invertebrates.

Suitable Tank Size

Recommendations for housing:

  • A tank of at least 200 litres is recommended for one Pastel Lime Wrasse.
  • They enjoy a sandy substrate as they may bury themselves for protection or during the night.

Water Conditions

Ideal water parameters:

  • Temperature: 22-25.5°C
  • pH levels: 8.1-8.4.
  • Specific gravity: 1.020-1.025.

Preparing Your Tank

Setup guidance:

  • A well-decorated aquarium with plenty of live rock for hiding and exploration is ideal.
  • A sandy bottom is essential, as these wrasses might take to burying themselves when they feel threatened or while sleeping.

Monitoring Behaviour

Behavioural insights:

  • These wrasses are diurnal, active during the day and resting at night.
  • Observing their behaviour can help identify any potential stressors or compatibility issues in the tank.

Feeding Schedule

Nutritional guidance:

  • Pastel Lime Wrasses are carnivorous and thrive on a varied diet of meaty foods, including mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and other small marine crustaceans.
  • It's recommended to feed them small amounts once or twice daily.

Adding a Pastel Lime Wrasse to your tank can introduce a serene blend of colours that contrasts beautifully with other marine species. With proper care and attention, they can become a cherished member of your underwater community.