Species group: Wrasses
Other common names: Six Line Wrasse; Sixstripe Wrasse; Pajama Wrasse; Japanese Wrasse
Scientific name: Pseudocheilinus hexataenia
The Sixline Wrasse is a colorful, small Wrasse which is native to the Indo-Pacific. It is found in groups living amongst coral reefs at depths to 35 meters, and feeds on crustaceans. Pseudocheilinus hexataenia likes to burrow, so a sandy substrate of 3 - 4 inches deep is necessary. A tank cover is also important because, like most Wrasses, the Six Line Wrasse is a jumper.
The Sixline Wrasse has a blue body and six distinct orange stripes running horizontally from the head to tail.
The Six Line Wrasse is a peaceful, reef-safe, community tank fish, and enjoys having lots of hiding places to retreat into.
reef tanks, unique color pattern, colourful fish, unwanted worms, spectacular fish
Bully The SIxline, jumpers, tight fitting lid
hiding places, live rock, fine sand, brine shrimp