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Pyjama Wrasse

Pyjama Wrasse

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Pseudocheilinus hexataenia

Due to variations within species, your item may not look
identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between
individual specimen

Care Level: Easy

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Color Form: Blue, Green,

Diet: Carnivore

Reef Compatible: Yes

Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max. Size: 3"

Origin: Fiji, Kenya,

Family: Labridae

Minimum Tank Size: 55


he 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 color 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.


Though generally peaceful, the Six Line Wrasse may act
aggressively towards peaceful Wrasses and other easily-intimidated fish,
especially if inadequately fed or if its habitat is void of places in which it
can hide.


The Six Line 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.