The Starry Eye Possum Wrasse, Wetmorella albofasciata, also known as the also known as the White Banded Possum Wrasse, Whitebanded Sharpnose Wrasse, and Whitebanded Pygmy Wrasse, is an awesome looking possum wrasse that is peaceful and reef safe. The Starry Eye Possum Wrasse gets its name from the white bands that cross over its eyes shooting out in five different directions resembling a star. These bands feature elsewhere on its body as vertical striping. The Starry Eye Possum Wrasse also has some medium-sized black spots on near its dorsal and caudal fins towards its rear. Males and females are similar in color but the male’s colors will intensify during mating.
The Starry Eye Possum Wrasse is reef safe, peaceful, and active. Two males should not be kept together but a male and up to four females can be kept together. They require a tank of at least ten gallons that should have a tightly secured lid. They eat a carnivorous diet from scavenging off live rock and will readily take frozen brine and mysis shrimp among other carnivorous preparations. They are best kept in a tank with plenty of live rock and live substrate allowing them to scavenge for food and hide. A refugium can be a good option to keep the Starry Eye Fairy Wrasse well fed. Overall, this is a perfect fit for the reef environment.