Six Line Wrasse

Six Line Wrasse

Pseudocheillinus hexataenia


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Care Facts

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Carnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 55 Gallons
Max Size: 3 inches
The Six Line Wrasse, Pseudocheillinus hexataenia,  has a blue body with six orange horizontal stripes racing from head to tail with a petite "false eye" at the base along with green tail fins. This false eye is structured to confuse predators and gives this intelligent fish a nice chance to escape. It is a very active fish and loves to wander in the tank with curiosity. The Six Line Wrasse loves to spend most of its time swimming and darting in and out the rocky caves. They are diurnal,which means they are active by day and sleep at night.
 They are great at getting rid of pests like Bristle Worms, parasitic pyramidellid Snails and Flatworms. They have also been known at times to clean ectoparasites, parasitic isopods and copepods from other fish. The Six Line Wrasse has powerful jaws that enable them to crush their food, which includes worms, and smaller Shrimp. 

Caution! A beautiful fish but a little hellion! He attacked both of my dottybacks as well as my damsel. I had to take him out or I feel he would've killed all three of them.


Reviewed by: Randell Tober on Sept. 3, 2018

A beautiful fish but not completely reef safe as I have witnessed this fish devour a cleaner shrimp. Do use some caution.


Reviewed by: Brian on Sept. 20, 2017

I love my wrasse! It's a beauty! Though you don't see it all the time, it swims through my rocks and does great with my coral.


Reviewed by: Larissa Amber on July 9, 2017

Great fish, he stays very busy cleaning up around the tank, great addition to my nano.


Reviewed by: Debi Bush on April 6, 2017

Fantastic fish! One of the best reef fish. They might pick on smaller shrimp when full grown, although they stay pretty small, and good for smaller tanks. Only 1 per tank. Great for helping keep bristle worms in check, and sometimes help with flatworms. Absolutely beautiful, and generally very peaceful


Reviewed by: Lawrence Page on Dec. 10, 2016

This is a must have fish for any reef tank. Very colorful and hardy and would eat flat worms (cannot rely on the fish alone).


Reviewed by: Tony on July 9, 2015

Love this little fish, super friendly with the tank mates and plays all day in the rocks.


Reviewed by: Michelle Denson on July 9, 2015

Immediately got along with the rest of the reef fish. Darts in and out of small places. Gets chased by the female clown when he is too close to the anemoie but otherwise gets along.


Reviewed by: John Miller on May 18, 2015

Great fish! It does like to hide in the rocks, but still comes out to swim around. Beautiful coloration.


Reviewed by: Kari Priborsky on April 13, 2015

Nice looking fish with a great personality, comes out and really loves to be fed. I had bought it hoping it would eat flat worms, but no luck on that. Still a great buy and a wonderful fish.


Reviewed by: Dickie52 on March 18, 2015

Sixline wrasse is tiny but beautiful. Very healthy and eating next day. Thanks


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Reviewed by: Jules on Sept. 29, 2014

My sixline wrasse is my favorite fish. He came to me in great shape and has had a full belly since I put him in my tank. Very active and I have not seen a bristle worm since he was introduced. I highly recommend getting one!


Reviewed by: Geoff C on Sept. 1, 2014

Beautiful fish and great addition to any reef tank b/c they help rid of parasites and keep bristle worms from over populating your tank.


Reviewed by: Scott on Aug. 31, 2014

Fantastic, hardy little fish, perfect for my new, recently cycled aquarium. Very active, beautiful fish, fun to watch.


Reviewed by: Dave on Aug. 26, 2014

A great fish and very hardy and it gets along with the other fish.


Reviewed by: Brian Depriest on Aug. 2, 2014

Nice healthy fish, going after the bristle worms. Great price


Reviewed by: Rob on July 6, 2014

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