Carpenter’s Flasher Wrasse (Paracheilinus carpenteri) Care
The Carpenter’s Flasher Wrasse, Paracheilinus carpenteri, is also known as the Pink Flasher. These fish come from the Western Pacific Ocean. Males have an orangish body with broken blue horizontal lines and extended dorsal fins with red highlights. The colors on the males will change depending on age and if they are attempting to mate. The colors of juveniles and females are duller than that of the males.
These wrasses are 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. They are jumpers and should be kept in an aquarium with a lid.
Carpenter’s Flasher Wrasses can reach up to 3″ and require an aquarium of at least 55 gallons with plenty of live rock, a shallow sand bed and a tight fitting cover. They are peaceful fish and should be kept with other peaceful tank mates.
They are reef safe and will not bother corals, fish nor invertebrates.