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Carpenters Wrasse; Paracheilinus carpenter is a stunning REEF SAFE wrasse.  The colors are metalic and vibrant (especially when they FLASH), along with the ornate tail the colors and textures are a delight to most any reef aquarium.  They are prone to jumping so A TIGHT FITTING TOP IS A MUST.  This wrasse stays fairly small less than 3.5" so is great for most any size tank when housed with the correct tank mates.

CARPENTERS WRASSE (MALES) Paracheilinus carpenter

  • Species:  Paracheilinus carpenter

    Common:  Carpenters Wrasse 

    Category: Reef Safe

    APROX Purchase Size:

    Medium : 1-2 inch  MALE

    Large : 2.1"+


    SPECIAL NOTE: Carpenters Wrasse are fantastic reef safe addition in small to larger.

    Natural Ecology: Paracheilinus carpenter are found exploring the reefs of the Indo Pacific.  This fish is found exploring the nooks of the reef rock outcrops.  The colors of the males become most vibrant during courting display.


    Aquarium Size : 40 GALLON MINIMUM


    ORIGIN: Indonesia


    Feeding: Plankton, blended Mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp, pellet (occassionaly) and flake.


    Aggression: NON Aggresive; This species is often very passive towards Tangs and other more aggressive species.


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