Scarlet Pinstripe Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus evanidus)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region, Pacific Ocean
Depth: 20 to 201 ft. Size: 3.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Caution
Diet: Benthic crustaceans, worms, brittle stars, small fish
Natural History: The Scarlet Pinstripe Wrasse is generally found on reef slopes and faces. It is associated with coral rubble or large coral heads and is secretive, moving from recess to recess in search of food.
Husbandry: The Scarlet Pinstripe Wrasse is easily stressed by shipping and should be acclimated in a quarantine or peaceful aquarium setting. It is generally peaceful with unrelated tankmates but will fight aggressively with other Pseudocheilinus wrasses, especially its own species. It is a good jumper and will eat smaller fishes such as gobies. It should be provided an aquarium with live rock to provide ample hiding places.
AKA: Striated wrasse, Secretive Wrasse
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