Mauritius Flasher Wrasse, Male

(Pseudojuloides elongatus)

Paracheilinus Wrasse should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of room to swim. Plenty of rock work with cracks and crevices should be provided for resting and hiding. Paracheilinus Wrasse are also known as flasher Wrasse as they flash vibrant colors and their fins during matting season and if threatenedd. A diet of meaty foods along with Wrasse preperations should be provided. Flasher Wrasse are hardy, reef safe and relatively peaceful. They can be kept with other Wrasse and communal fish in appropriate sized aquarium. Provide a diet rich in meaty based foods. Wrasse are hermaphrodites meaning they start as juveniles/females but at some point in their life may turn into a male. Wrasse are jumpers, provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid.

The Mauritius Flasher Wrasse are also sometimes known simply as Curved Line Wrasse. Not often seen in the aquarium trade. Mauritius Flasher Wrasse coloration may vary depending upon maturity, collection area or breeding period. Males have an incredible color combination of reds, oranges and yellow with irregular blue stripes, dorsal is a light yellow with blue trim, caudal fin has a brown to orange stripe on each lobe, blue trim on the edges and the center of the fin is transpareent to a light blue. Females have more subdued coloration. Mauritius Flasher Wrasse can grow to a little over 3".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

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  • Diet: DietLive FoodLive Food DietFrozen FoodFrozen Food DietFlake FoodFlake Food
  • Habitat: HabitatReefReef HabitatSand FlatSand Flat
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