The Secretive Wrasse is commonly referred as the Secretive Wrasse or Striated Wrasse. With its deep red to maroon colored body with multiple faint horizontal stripes over its length to the gill covering. It is best to introduce the Secretive Wrasse last to the tank to avoid the aggression towards the other wrasses. It searches for live foods in the form of small crustaceans such as pyramidellid snails (clam parasites), bristleworms, and flatworms that makes it an ideal candidate for the reef aquarium.It should be provided with plenty of rock and swimming space, so that it can patrol a suitable territory. Since it is peaceful towards ornamental invertebrates including shrimps, snails and crabs, it makes the Secretive Wrasse a reef safe species.