The Six Line Wrasse is both beautiful and active. With its six distinct, horizontal blue lines overlaid against an orange body, this member of the Labridae family brings a zip of colour to any marine reef aquarium. This is especially true when a courting male Six Line Wrasse displays an increased color intensity. However, it is the active darting amongst rock outcroppings and corals that most attracts the Six Line Wrasse to any onlooker.
Also known as the Sixline or Sixstripe Wrasse, Pseudocheilinus hexataenia
is native to reefs of the Indo-Pacific and the coast of Fiji. Here, the
Six Line Wrasse forages amongst corals and rocks for foods, mainly
keeping to itself. In the home aquarium, the Six Line Wrasse requires a
peaceful environment with a generous supply of hiding places and live
rock on which they can forage for food. Here, the Six Line Wrasse will
search for live foods in the form of small crustaceans such as
pyramidellid snails (clam parasites), urchins, and commensal flatworms.
The Six Line Wrasse is also known to feed on unwanted pests on live
rock, such as bristleworms.
The recommended water temperature when keeping Azure Damsel is 72-80° F (22-27° C), the pH-value should be kept in the 8.1-8.4 interval, and the specific gravity should be 1.020-1.025. A carbonate hardness of 8 - 12° dKH is ideal.
Six Lined Wrasse
- Product Code: Six Lined
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