Six line Wrasse

Six Line Wrasse

The Six Line Wrasse, also known as the Sixline or Sixstripe, is both a stunning addition to any aquarium and a active eye catching species. This fish is usually always darting around rockwork and corals to which would draw the attention of any onlooker. The Six Line Wrasse also increases in colour intensity when a courting male. Additionally, this fish can be found in the reefs of the Indo-Pacific and the coast of Fiji. 

Like most members of the genus Macropharyngodon these fish require a sandy substrate in marine aquariums as they bury themselves for protection or when they are scared. Additionally, it can be said that the Peacock Wrasse should only be added to those established aquariums as they instinctively hunt for tiny crustaceans.

In a home aquarium of at least 100 litres, the Six Line Wrasse requires peaceful surroundings with a healthy and stable supply of hiding places and live rock in order to satisfy its desire to forage and search for small crustaceans and flatworms. Many hobbyists are in debt to this fish since it is known for feeding on unwanted pests such as bristle-worms, and can help clear up any aquarium. 

Their Diet should consist of meaty foods, such as vitamin enriched frozen bring shrimp or mysis shrimp as well high quality marine pellets and flakes. 

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 3"
Colour Form: Blue, Green, Orange
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Labridae
Origin: Fiji, Kenya, Maldives

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. This is a very attractive and energetic fish. I have one in my 20 gallon nano. It is constantly looking for food. Mine even eats flake food.

  2. My Six Line Wrasse is awesome. It weaves in and out of cracks and crevices and picks at algae all day long. Beautiful coloration! Great addition to any reef tank

  3. I really like sixline, they’re one of the coolest looking fish IMO. With that said I’ll never have another in my tanks though. They tend to become extremely aggressive. Check out the yellow coris, or a melanurus wrasse. Both are a lot more peaceful, beautiful and great for pests.

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