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Paracheilinus carpenteri or Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse is a very colorful addition and an excellent substitute for the harder to keep Anthias. A gregarious and outgoing schooler, this fish is rarely aggressive toward other fishes and is often easily bullied. Adapts quite well to reef aquaria and will flash if given a harem to tend to. The coloration of this fish is stunning and will be a well enjoyed favorite fo the tank.
Maximum Size: the Paracheilinus carpenteri grows up to 3.5 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse prefers a tank of at least 20 gallons with plenty of places to hide &
Diet: The Paracheilinus carpenteri is a carnivore and likes to eat Variety of meaty treats including frozen mysis, saltwater feeder shrimp, squid, scallop clam and other crustaceans..
Level of Care: The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse may act peacefully toward other fish.
Hardiness: this is a moderately 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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