An active and attractive fish, the Eight-Lined Wrasse is hardy, disease resistant, and long lived. They are also quite adept at taking care of pyramidellid snails, bristleworms, small urchins and commensal flatworms. As with all fish in this genus they sleep in a mucus cocoon, which fortunately does not seem degrade the water quality.
Care Level: Moderate
Color Form: Orange, Red
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 5″
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons