Line Spot Flasher Wrasse (Paracheilinus lineopunctatus) Care
The Line Spot Flasher Wrasse, Paracheilinus lineopunctatus, is also know as the Dot-and-Dash Flasher Wrasse and come from the indo-Pacific region. This species is a very peaceful addition to any aquarium and the most peaceful of the entire Flasher Wrasse genus. The males have a bright red body while the females tend to be a more muted 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.
This fish can reach up to 3″ and require an aquarium of at least 00 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.
This 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.