QS – P. zonatus 2017-02-09T09:03:52+00:00

True to the nature of the crepuscular hunter, these fish can be a little cryptic when you first get them. As they become used to their environment, they will become braver, but mostly can be enjoyed during feeding time.

rubripinnissexingThe male remains close to the rock during times of inactivity, unlike the female, which tends to bury itself deep in the sand. They are sexually dimorphic in the same way as the Rubripinnis Waspfish. The dorsal spines are incised, with those of the male being more deeply so, and longer than those of the female. The dorsal spines of the male are also more curved and backswept than the female’s spines. Males are also larger than females in terms of body size.

They may be a little hard to feed among more aggressive feeders and will do best with training in  a separate tank, before introduction to the display.

Pronunciation

Taxonomy

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Videos!

There’s a little waspfish in this video, but I can’t find one of this particular species.

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