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The Six Line Wrasse, Pseudocheillinus hexataenia, certainly makes a tremendous addition to your home aquarium or fish tanks. The Six Line Wrasse 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. The Six Line Wrasse is mesmerizing which makes your aquarium captivating and beautiful to watch. 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. Its active swimming style makes it as popular as its vibrant colored body. They are diurnal,which means they are active by day and sleep at night. As with all fish in this genus they sleep in a mucus cocoon, which fortunately does not seem degrade the water quality. It is thought that the cocoon protects them from predators as they sleep by masking their scent. They can grow to be 4" and require a tank no less than 30 gallons. Though the Six Line Wrasse is reef safe, It is best kept with larger, more aggressive fish such as Tangs, Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Goatfish, Puffers and Squirrelfish. Like the other lined Wrasses it will become more aggressive as it grows so it should not be kept with smaller Ornamental Shrimp, shy or docile fish as well as with other Wrasses. They do not co-habitat well with other Wrasses, and as adults they may even eat smaller Ornamental Shrimp and smaller fish. 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 is very easy to maintain and does not need any kind of extra treatments or care, and once acclimated they are extremely hardy. The Six Line Wrasse has powerful jaws that enable them to crush their food, which includes worms, and smaller Shrimp. They are carnivorous and should fed a diet consisting of rich protein foods, formulas and flakes foods, with an emphasis on small crustaceans, Mysis and Brine Shrimp. They are very active and need to be fed 2-3 times daily. They will also graze between meals on the micro fauna provided by the live rock. The Six Line Wrasse will thrive at a temperature range of 74-79°F and a pH of 8.1-8.4.
Nice healthy fish, going after the bristle worms. Great price
Reviewed by: rob on
a great fish and very hardy and it gets along with the other fish.
Reviewed by: brian depriest on
Fantastic, hardy little fish, perfect for my new, recently cycled aquarium. Very active, beautiful fish, fun to watch.
Reviewed by: Dave on
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
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!
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Sixline wrasse is tiny but beautiful. Very healthy and eating next day. Thanks
Reviewed by: Susan on
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
Great fish! It does like to hide in the rocks, but still comes out to swim around. Beautiful coloration.
Reviewed by: Kari Priborsky on
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
Love this little fish, super friendly with the tank mates and plays all day in the rocks.
Reviewed by: Michelle Denson on
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
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
Great fish, he stays very busy cleaning up around the tank, great addition to my nano.
Reviewed by: Debi Bush on
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
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
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