Royal Pencil Wrasse

Species information for the Royal Pencil Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pseudojuloides severnsi

    COMMON NAME – Royal Pencil Wrasse, Mulitcolored Wrasse

    SIZE – 3.5 in (9 cm)

    RANGE - Indo-Pacific, Sri Lanka

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE– 70 gal (265 L)

    CARE LEVEL – Intermediate

    TEMPERAMENT – Semi-Aggressive

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Should be fed a variety of high quality marine meaty foods.



    CAPTIVE CARE – This is a semi-aggressive fish and should be kept with fish of similar temperament. If the tank is over 200 gallons, it can be kept with other wrasses, including a mate of the same species with only one male per tank. It is very rare to see the female Royal Pencil Wrasse in the aquarium trade. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 10, 2014
    jhnrb, Aug 7, 2009