Disappearing Wrasse (Pseudocheilius evanidus) Care
The Disappearing Wrasse, Pseudocheilius evanidus, is predominately deep red to orange in color with many thin light blue horizontal lines. These fish are strong jumpers and need a tank with tight fitted covering to prevent them from getting out. They should be kept in a tanks with plenty of swimming room, deep sand substrate, and lots of rock work to hide in and find food on. The rock work needs to be mature, greater than 6 months old, when this fish is introduced.
The reason Disappearing Wrasses are rated as intermediate is that not a lot of care information exists for this species and is not recommended to those who are new to the hobby. This wrasse needs a deep sandbed of 3 to 4 inches to burying itself in to sleep, without this the fish will stress and die.
Note: Disappearing Wrasses will likely hide for several days when first introduced to a new aquarium. Groups of all female or one male can be kept in larger tanks, however multiple males will be aggressive to each other.
Disappearing Wrasses fish are carnivores and will eat most regular aquarium food such as finely chopped frozen or fresh meaty foods. You can feed them brine, mysis, squid, shrimp, clam and flake and pellet foods two to three times a day. They do also eat flatworms, clam parasites and bristleworms, making them a great addition to reef aquariums.