The Eightline Flasher Wrasse, also known as the Eight-line Fairy Wrasse, originates from the waters of the Red Sea. The Eightline Flasher Wrasse is a remarkably colored wrasse featuring different hues of yellow, orange and red. The distinguishing feature of this fish are the eight striking blue lines that run horizontally along the length of the fish. The color of the female is subdued when comparing it to the brilliance of the male. The male during courting will display its brilliantly colored fins in an attempt to persuade its mate. Colors may vary depending on the fish's mood.
The Eightline Flasher Wrasse is a very peaceful, active fish that will bring both color and activity to a fish-only or reef aquarium of 50 gallons or larger. They will not bother any corals or invertebrates making them a perfect fish for the reef aquarium. A single male can be kept with a group of females that is introduced prior to or at the same time as the male. These wrasses like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is recommended.
The Eightline Flasher Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.