The Yellow Banded Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineata) is also known as Diagonal-Banded Sweetlips, Goldman's Sweetlips, Lined Blubber-lips, Lined Sweetlips and the Many-lined Sweetlips. The Yellow Banded Sweetlips is a silvery white color with oblique black bands on the body. The median fins are yellow with black spots while the lips are bright yellow coloration.
As adults, they are typically found near seaward facing reefs, where they swim just above the reef looking for prey items and avoiding larger open water predators. Whilst juvenile Yellow Banded Sweetlips prefer to live amongst the smaller reef fish species that make their home within the corals and plant life. At nightfall, they venture from their shelters to feed and seek out bottom-dwelling invertebrates, such as bristle worms, shrimps, and small crabs.
Yellow Banded Sweetlips 3-6 cm
Yellow Banded Sweetlip
Scientific Name Plectorhinchus lineatus Origin Indo-Pacific, Fiji, Indian Ocean Max Size 60 cm Reef Safe No Min Tank Size Large Diet Carnivore Care Level Difficult Temperament Semi-aggressive