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Carpenters Flasher Wrasse
Paracheilinus carpenteri
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The Carpenters Flasher Wrasse shows different morphology during its juvenile stage and adult stage. The juvenile Carpenter Flasher wrasse is orange with blue vertical stripes whereas, the coloration becomes yellow with a series of broken blue horizontal stripes as an adult. With its stunning color, the Carpenters Flasher Wrasse makes a great choice and colorful addition to any tank. It is very good jumper, so an aquarium with a closed lid is necessaryto prevent it coming out of the tank accidentally. Sometimes, the Carpenters Flasher Wrasse can be harassed by other species so it should be introduced first, especially the female Carpenters Flasher Wrasse. The colors of the adult male Carpenters Flasher Wrasse intensifies during courtship, whereas the female?s coloration is subdued. Although the males Carpenters Flasher Wrasse may chase other zooplankton feeders, it is a medium maintenance fish and requires 30 gallon or larger aquarium. It is not that aggressive toward non related species, and is best to keep the Carpenters Flasher Wrasse with peaceful tank mates, and usually only one male is advised to keep in a tank to avoid aggressive behavior. The Carpenters Flasher Wrasse should feed on finely chopped meats and live or frozen brine and Mysis shrimps. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. The Carpenters Flasher Wrasse is a favorite fish for every reef tank, and is a great substitute for harder to keep Anthias. The Carpenters Flasher Wrasse is very hard to breed in captivity, but will sometimes spawn in large public aquariums.

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