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Yellowstriped fairy basslets

Pseudanthias tuka

Description:

Bicolor fairy basslets live together in a large group. They will work together to protect themselves. If a fish aggressively approaches them, all the basslets will mob the fish, attacking it from every angle. They rarely kill the attacker, but they do scare it off. (shedd) about 8 cm

Habitat:

Aqua Terra Zoo Vienna; in the wilde: Lives in the warm parts of the Pacific Ocean and the Red Sea, above the coral ledges, caves and crevices on steep outer reef slopes of patch reefs

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Yellowstriped fairy basslets
Pseudanthias tuka


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5 Comments

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 8 years ago

Thanks isabella1.

margaretwmerritt
margaretwmerritt 9 years ago

Looks sort of like a fairy... One in a bad mood.

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 9 years ago

Thanks Gerardo for the ID.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Lovely,

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Wow!

Saarbrigger
Spotted by
Saarbrigger

Wien, Wien, Austria

Spotted on Jan 4, 2012
Submitted on Jan 10, 2012

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