Fish Guide

Four Line Wrasse   (Pseudocheilinus tetrataenia )
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Pacific Ocean
Depth: 20 to 146 ft.   Size: 3 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Small invertebrates, zooplankton
Natural History: The Four Line Wrasse is found on exposed outer reef faces and slopes, often near the base of large coral formations. Adults generally have long filaments on the first two dorsal fin spines which juveniles lack.
Husbandry: The Four Line Wrasse may harass other docile fish such as gobies and dartfish. They are aggressive toward other wrasses. Some individuals may eat ornamental shrimp. Only one male Four Line Wrasse should be housed per tank.

SeaScape Studio
Home  >   Library  >   Fish Taxonomy  >   Wrasse/Hogfish   >   Four Line Wrasse   <>   [References] Back