Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Red Sea and Gulf of Oman south to Natal, South Africa, east to Australia, and north to Southern Japan.
Size: 3 inches (7 cm)
Natural Environment: Inhabits caves in coastal rocky reefs, and usually found at depths between 15 – 100 feet (5 – 30 m) where it feeds on small fishes and crustaceans/zooplankton during evening hours.
General Husbandry: Has a transparent pinkish body with a single wide reddish brown from the snout to the caudal peduncle, and a second shorter band on the middle body. As of 2016, not yet purposely collected for the trade.
FYI: Shown here for identification only.