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- Mystery Wrasse
- Whitebarred Wrasse
A striking wrasse whose juvenile colouration is similar to that of adults. The bright yellow head has irregular purple lines, while the body is a deep pink/ red. Young specimens have 5 white vertical bars that may fade or disappear with age. P. ocellatus can be distinguished from other lined wrasses by a false eye spot on the caudal peduncle.
Unlikely to be confused with other Pseudocheilinus because of the false eye spot.
Anything that lives in symbiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.
An inquisitive fish that constantly forages for small invertebrates. Juveniles may initially be shy but become bolder with age. At night they find shelter in liverock, sometimes building a mucous cocoon.
150L minimum as they are a very active fish.
Bold feeder once settled. Juveniles will take frozen mysid or other meaty foods.
How quickly it will grow under various conditions.
Subject to the same diseases that affect other reef fish.
Needs rocky hiding places and liverock to constantly forage.
Keep as individuals only. May be incompatible with other Pseudocheilinus sp. e.g. six line wrasse. P. ocellatus may also display territorial aggression to similarly shaped fish added after them. Once settled may become boisterous.
Completely coral safe.
West to Central Pacific including Australia 
Prefers deeper water & is uncommon under 40m. Reclusive in the wild, seeking refuge in shaded areas of caves, ledges and rubble with heavy invertebrate growth. Found on reef walls and slopes. 
- Pseudocheilinus ocellatus - FishBase
- The Whitebarred Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus ocellatus) by Scott Michael - Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine
- (http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/feb2003/Fish.htm): Michael, S., The Whitebarred Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus ocellatus), Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine, 2(2), 2003.
- (http://www.fishbase.org): Froese, R., Pauly, D. Fish Base, World Wide Web electronic publication, 2008, Retrieved: February 2009.