The Lineatus Fairy Wrasse originates from the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. They are very colorful, peaceful fish, that are not seen too often in the aquarium hobby. The dominant male of this species is more brilliantly colored when compared to the female/sub-dominant male. The female/sub-dominant male of this species has multiple blue horizontal lines covering the head and body, which break into spots as they progress towards the tail. The female/sub-dominant male will change into a dominant male if incorporated into the aquarium as the only fish of this species. These wrasse are one of the most beautiful fish in their family, and are highly sought after among many enthusiasts.
The Lineatus Fairy Wrasse is a very peaceful, active fish that will bring both color and activity to a fish-only or reef aquarium of 90 gallons or larger. They will not harm corals or invertebrates making them the ideal candidate for the reef aquarium. These wrasse like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is recommended.
The Lineatus Fairy Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Medium: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"; Large: 3-1/2" to 4"; XLarge: 4" to 5"
Candy V. Washburn, WI
Bold and Active. Loves Brine Shrimp. Incredible colors. I am SO GLAD I invested in this fish!
This is one of the most incredible fish I have acquired in the hobby. They are extremely curious and not nearly as shy as other fairy wrasses. They are extremely docile. The key to success with this fish is feeding him well and frequently. If possible at least two times a day is preferred. They will eat as much food as you present to them. They have an extremely high metabolism (not unlike zebrasomas). Mine loves mysid shrimp, or any meaty food (even squid). They are extremely hardy if fed well. I highly recommend it for any reef tank.