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Marine Depot Species Database Education Center - Species Database

Six Line Wrasse
Six Line Wrasse
Pseudocheilinus hexataenia

Pseudocheilinus hexataenia or Six-Line Wrasse is harmless with corals and clams but will eat small crabs and other crustaceans and small snails. Also known to prey on bristleworms, Pyramidellid snails and commensal flatworms. May attack smaller tankmates and is best kept with larger or more aggressive fishes. May shred fins and remove scales while harassing smaller fish with it's large canine teeth. Best kept singly.
Maximum Size: the Pseudocheilinus hexataenia grows up to 3 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Six Line Wrasse prefers a tank of at least 20 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.
Diet: The Pseudocheilinus hexataenia is a carnivore and likes to eat chopped meats, small invert (amphipods & foraminiferans), live feeder shrimp, worms.
Level of Care: The Six Line Wrasse is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Six Line Wrasse may act semi-aggressively 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).
Range: or Fiji..

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