Pseudocheilinus hexataenia is a often housed in many aquariums.  Although, they can become very aggressive as they age especially towards smaller and passive fish.  When housed with the correct tank mates they are a fantatic choice as they will readily search out zoa eating nudibranch, bristle worms, and other reef pests.

SIXLINE WRASSE Pseudocheilinus hexataenia

  • Species: Pseudocheilinus hexataenia

    Common:  Sixline Wrasse

    Category: Reef Safe

    APROX Purchase Size: ~ 1-2 inch"



    SPECIAL NOTE: Pseudocheilinus hexataenia are fantastic reef safe addition in small to larger.  TAKE NOTE OF POSSIBLE AGGRESSION

    Natural Ecology: Pseudocheilinus hexataenia are found exploring the reefs of the Indo Pacific.  This fish is found exploring the nooks of the reef rock outcrops looking for small inverts and small soft bodied critters.

    Aquarium Size : 20 GALLON MINIMUM

    ORIGIN: Indonesia


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


    Aggression: Semi Aggresive; This species is often very passive towards Tangs and other more aggressive species.  Yet, can become problematic as they age for passive and smaller fish as well as other non aggressive wrasse and SMALL gobies.