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A very colorful addition to a reef or peaceful fish only system, the Filament Flasher Wrasse needs a tank with a sandbed as this is where it hides when frightened and burrows for sleep at night. An excellent substitute for harder to keep Anthias, Filament Flasher Wrasses are happiest in schools and are a bright addition to any peaceful system. Will school with chromis and other schooling fish. The males will flash their beautiful fins as they attract females. Best kept with one male and 3 or more females.
Maximum Size: the Paracheilinus filamentosus grows up to 3 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Filamented Flasher Wrasse prefers a tank of at least 20 gallons with plenty of places to hide &
Diet: The Paracheilinus filamentosus is a carnivore and likes to eat variety of meats (fish, scallop, shrimp, squid, clam).
Level of Care: The Filamented Flasher Wrasse is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Filamented Flasher Wrasse may act peacefully toward other fish.
Hardiness: This is a hardy fish.
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
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