Care Level: Expert Only
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max. Size: 4 1/2" inches
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 to 3 inches
Notes: Potter’s Wrasse is also known as Potter's leopard Wrasse, Geoffroy's Wrasse, or Shortnose Wrasse. It has an orange peach body with numerous bright blue markings.
Potter's Wrasse is rarely aggressive and is best kept in peaceful tanks with other non-aggressive fish it has a peaceful temperament. Potter's Wrasse eats specifically foraminiferous (small red spiked formations on rocks), copepods and amphipods. Like other wrasse Potter's Wrasse is generally compatible with: Large Angelfish, Boxfish, Damselfish and Tangs and Surgeons. They are not compatible with: Batfish, Pseudochromis, Seahorse, Pipefish, and Sharks & Rays. Potter’s Wrasse is shy and need plenty of cover to hide from its tank mates.
To be successful with a Potters Wrasse you will need at least a 60 gallon aquarium with well established live rock with a layer of live sand. It best suits with peaceful tank mates. It has no specific swimming level. It needs lot of space to swim and hide from its tankmates. Potter’s Wrasse eats small invertebrates that grow on live rock. The diet should be supplemented with live feeder shrimp and black worms, and frozen preparations for carnivores. Potter's Wrasse is an egg layer but breeding of these fishes in aquarium is extremely difficult, as they cannot be bred in captivity.
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