Pelvic Spot Wrasse (Pseudocheilinops ataenia)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Western Central Pacific Ocean
Depth: 17 to 99 ft. Size: 2.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 24+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Amphipods, small invertebrates
Natural History: The Pelvic Spot Wrasse is found in small groups in calm sheltered reefs where there is dense and tall coral growth. It is often seen with Anacropora and branching stony corals. It is secretive and not often seen. Males have blue opercula and more developed yellow lines than females.
Husbandry: The Pelvic Spot Wrasse is only rarely seen in aquaria. It prefers an aquarium with numerous hiding places and peaceful tankmates. Males generally have darker yellow strips on their sides. It will eat aquarium flake food. It is an incredibly peaceful fish and generally spends large amounts of time in the open in a peaceful community tank.
AKA: Pinkstreaked Wrasse, Cryptic Wrasse
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