Care Level: Easy
Lifespan: 4-5 years
Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Minimum aquarium size: 10 gallons
Reef Compatible: Yes
Color: Blue, Pink, Yellow
Water Conditions: Normal sea water
Special Requirements: None
Captive Bred Available: No
Where To Buy: Fragbox Corals
The Pink Streaked Wrasse is an inquisitive, active and colorful fish that makes a great addition to any reef tank, including nano reefs. It is a hardy fish that is considered quite easy to care for.
The Pink Streaked Wrasse is an easy to care for fish that does not have any specialized care requirements. It will happily accept a wide variety of prepared or frozen foods. Like other wrasses it will also feed on various small nuisance organisms in the tank as well.
Size & Sex
This is one of the smaller wrasses and rarely exceeds 2.5” when fully grown. There are some slight differences between males and females, with males having more noticeable yellow lines and blue-gray markings on their gill covers.
Wrasses are members of the Labridae family, which consists of roughly 500 species of saltwater fish. They generally inhabit shallow reef slopes and are found throughout the Pacific Ocean. They vary greatly in size from 2 meters to less than 2 inches.
In the wild the Pink Streaked Wrasse feeds on small marine organisms such as small invertebrates and crustaceans. In a home aquarium they will consume these types of organisms as well, but will also readily eat prepared foods.
This fish is considered to be 100% reef safe and will also help to control pest populations.
The Pink Streaked Wrasse is considered to be one of the most peaceful wrasses and will not bother any other fish in the aquarium. They may, however, become targets of aggression for larger wrasses.
The Pink Streaked Wrasse does not require special water conditions to survive and thrive. Normal salinity of 1.025 is ideal.
The Pink Streaked Wrasse has a pink coral coloured body with rose coloured stripes. The males tend to be slightly more colorful than females.
There are reports of Pink Streak Wrasses spawning in captivity but at this point there are no captive bred specimens available for sale in the hobby.