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Care Level: Moderate
Color Form: Blue,
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 3"
Indonesia, New Caledonia
Minimum Tank Size: 55
The Scarlet Pin Stripe Wrasse is also referred to as the
Secretive Wrasse or Striated Wrasse. This gorgeous fish is a deep red to maroon
color with multiple faint horizontal stripes running the length of the body to
the gill covering. A pale blue stripe or marking is present under each eye.
It requires a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a
generous supply of hiding places and live rock in which to forage for food. It
will sometimes act aggressively towards peaceful Wrasses, so ideally it is best
to introduce this species last to the aquarium. It will search for live foods
in the form of small crustaceans such as pyramidellid snails (clam parasites),
commensal flatworms, and bristleworms, making this fish an ideal candidate for
the reef aquarium.
The Scarlet Pin Stripe 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