Six Line Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus hexataenia) Care
The Six Line Wrasse, Pseudocheilinus hexataenia, comes from the Indo-Pacific region. They have an orange body with six horizontal blue lines across the body and a bright green tail.
These wrasses are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as brine and mysis shrimp, high-quality frozen foods, pieces of fresh seafood, and flake and pellet foods.
Six Line Wrasses can reach up to 3″ and require an aquarium of at least 30 gallons with plenty of live rock, hiding places, and a fine sandbed. They are good jumpers and should be kept in a tank with a cover.
They are considered reef safe “with caution” because although they will not bother coral, they may attack small inverts and other wrasses.
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 1/2″ to 1″
Medium: 1″ to 2″
Large: 2″ to 3″