Angulatus Flasher Wrasse (Paracheilinus angulatus) Care
The Angulatus Flasher Wrasse, Paracheilinus angulatus, is also know as the Angular Flasher Wrasse and come from the indo-Pacific region. They are a stunning addition to any aquarium with a vibrant red body accented by brilliant blue horizontal stripes. Females tend to be more yellowish red, while males will be a more vibrant red. You should not keep this fish with more aggressive fish, such as, dottybacks and some damsels. It is best to keep this fish with one male and several females.
They can reach up to 3″ and require an aquarium of at least 50 gallons with plenty of live rock and a fine sand bed. They are jumpers and should be kept in an aquarium with a lid. They will likely hide for several days when first introduced to a new aquarium. A deep sand bed is not needed for this wrasse to bury itself in at night. Instead they may form a mucus cocoon or wedge themselves into rock crevices. Should they form a cocoon to sleep in there is no need to remove it from the tank.
They are reef safe and will not bother corals, invertebrates and other fish.
The Angulatus Flasher Wrasse is carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as brine and mysis shrimp, high-quality frozen foods, pieces of fresh seafood, and flake and pellet foods.