Fish Guide

Blue Flasher Wrasse   (Paracheilinus cyaneus)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 65 to 85 ft.   Size: 3 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton
Natural History: The Blue Flasher Wrasse is found in haremic groups up to 30 on reef areas with strong current over rock, rubble, algae, and sponges beds. It often mixes with other flasher wrasses in feeding groups.
Husbandry: The Blue Flasher Wrasse is unaggressive to unrelated fish but may fight with its own species. It is a protygynous hermaphrodite, meaning it can change gender depending on the male to female ratio in its social group. It forms a mucus cocoon around its body when it sleeps.
Reproduction: This species hybridizes with Paracheilinus filamentosus, the Filamented Flasher Wrasse.

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