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The 6 Line Wrasse, scientifically known as Pseudocheilinus hexataenia, is a captivating and colorful saltwater fish species that adds vibrancy and movement to any marine aquarium. With its striking pattern of alternating horizontal lines and vibrant hues, the 6 Line Wrasse is a popular choice for reef enthusiasts.


The 6 Line Wrasse displays a mesmerizing color combination of purple, yellow, and blue. Its body is adorned with six distinctive horizontal lines that give it its name. These lines, along with its unique coloration, create an eye-catching display that adds visual interest to your aquarium. They typically reach a size of around 3 to 4 inches, making them suitable for small to medium-sized reef setups.


Known for their active nature and inquisitive behavior, 6 Line Wrasses bring a lively presence to the tank. They are best kept in aquariums with ample swimming space and plenty of hiding spots to create a sense of security. They can be territorial and may exhibit aggressive behavior towards other fish of similar size and appearance, so careful consideration should be given to tank mates.


Feeding the 6 Line Wrasse is relatively easy as they are primarily carnivorous. They have a hearty appetite and will readily accept a variety of high-quality marine-based flakes or pellets. It is also beneficial to offer them a diverse diet consisting of small meaty foods such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and finely chopped seafood to ensure proper nutrition.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 75-82°F
  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Salinity: 1.023-1.025
  • Ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels should be closely monitored and kept at low levels.


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

6 Line Wrasse

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