Category: Salt Water
Facts about the Pink-Streaked Wrasse. The Pink-Streaked Wrasse is one of the least aggressive wrasses and popular in aquarium keeping.
The Pink-Streaked Wrasse has the scientific name Pseudocheilinops ataenia. The Pink-Streaked Wrasse are part of the Labridae family. Other popular names for this species are the pink streaked wrasse, Weird Six Line Wrasse, yellow streaked wrasse, and pelvic spot wrasse.
The Pink-Streaked Wrasse fish are mostly pink, with blue markings and yellow stripes. It is the stripes with the pink body that gives rise to its name, Pink-Streaked Wrasse.
The Pink-Streaked Wrasse has a maximum size of 2 ”. The Pink-Streaked Wrasse has an oval body shape with a pointed snout. The Pink-Streaked Wrasse has large orange eyes. Males have much more pronounced yellow lines on their bodies than the females, as well as blue gray markings on the gill covers that may not be noticeable at all on the females. The Pink-Streaked Wrasse have hints of blue and yellow on the pelvic fins. The Pink-Streaked Wrasse may have red brown marks on the pelvic fins.
The Pink-Streaked Wrasse is a carnivore. The Pink-Streaked Wrasse will eat frozen carnivorous preparations as well as flake foods. The Pink-Streaked Wrasse will eat brine shrimp and mysis shrimp. The Pink-Streaked Wrasse will not bother coral or invertebrates. They sometimes eat sinking dry foods. Feed them once or twice a day.
This Pink-Streaked Wrasse species is reef compatible. They can be kept in fish only tanks. They are shy at first before becoming more bold and spending more time in the open.
The Pink-Streaked Wrasse are sometimes chased by other wrasses but rarely chase other wrasses unless there are not enough hiding places for all of them. They tend to hide if threatened, making them one of the less aggressive wrasses. Don’t put them in a tank with larger species of wrasses. Have caution when putting them in a tank with frogs, eels, groupers or anglers. The Pink-Streaked Wrasse do not have problems sharing a tank with large angel fish, basslets, batfish, blennies, boxfish, butterfly fish, cardinals, chromis, clownfish, hawkfish, hogfish, damsel fish, dartfish, filefish, foxface, gobies and dragonets. They can share a tank with jaw fish, lion fish, parrot fish, and psuedochromis fish if you are careful.
These Pink-Streaked Wrasse fish will jump out of the tank. If they can, keep a lid on the tank so they can’t get out. They are more likely to jump if frightened.
Stock them with one male for every female.
These tropical fish are native to Indonesia and the waters around Palau. The Pink-Streaked Wrasse are found around the Indo-Pacific or eastern Pacific Ocean.
The Pink-Streaked Wrasse species needs water between 72F and 78F. This salt water species does best when water pH is between 8.1 and 8.4 and water hardness is around 1.022 sg. Those in an aquarium need at least 15 gallons, but they are easy to take care of. If you want two of them, they need at least 24 gallons
Possum Wrasses have a similar body shape but differ in coloring. These species, though, can share a reef tank if given plenty of space. The Possum Wrasse is also called the Pink Streaked Pygmy Wrasse, but its scientific name is Wetmorella triocellata.