Fish Guide

Filamented Wrasse   (Paracheilinus filamentosus)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 10 to 114 ft.   Size: 4 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton
Natural History: The Filamented Flasher Wrasse is found in groups of females with a few males, on coastal reefs over rubble and in areas of abundant macroalgae. It will mix with other species of wrasse in loose feeding aggregations. Males possess long dorsal filaments and brilliant orange, yellow and purple coloration.
Husbandry: Male Filamented Wrasses will usually quarrel with other males of this species. Males display by flashing brilliant colors at their female tankmates.
Reproduction: This species hybridizes with Sharpfinned Wrasses (P. angulatus), and Yellowfin Wrasses (P. flavianalis). It may also hybridize with Carpenter's Wrasses.

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