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Velvet Wrasse / Fairy Wrasse

Velvet Wrasse / Fairy Wrasse

Scientific Name: Paracheilinus filamentotus

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Christmas Island, Solomon IslandsĀ 

Family: Labridae

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Technical Info

Temperature: 22 - 26 ℃

pH: 8.1 - 8.4

GH: 8 - 12

SG: 1.020 - 1.025

Max size: 10 cm

Min Tank size: 80 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level

 

Description

This species of Velvet/Fairy Wrasse has a primarily orange or red body with a white underbelly accompanied by red to blue stripes on the body and the typical flashy elongated dorsal fin of the Paracheilinus genus, the colour of a mature male is very intensified when in courtship with a female so it is very acceptable and recommended to keep them in harems of multiple females and a single male, please note that it is advisable to only have one male per tank due to aggression.

 

Food

Carnivore-Daily feedings of frozen, fresh or live Mysis Shrimp or Brine shrimp , meaty prepared foods and high quality commercially available pellets and flakes.

 

Breeding

They are egg scatters and the Filamented flasher wrasse releases its egg in open water. Eggs and larvae are carried by the current, but the fry make their way to the bottom after becoming free swimming. The Filamented flasher wrasse spawning is preceded by a "dance" where the male and female swims around near the bottom. At a certain point in the dance they dart upwards in to the open water and simultaneously release eggs and milt before darting back to the bottom. The entire process is over in the blink of an eye. The Filamented flasher wrasse has as far as we know not been bred in home aquariums. It is possible that a large and high aquarium is necessary to breed this small species, since it might be necessary to give it enough room to perform its natural breeding behavior.

 

Compatible with

Best kept in small groups. Should not be kept with more aggressive fishes, e.g., dottybacks and some damsels. They usually make good reef aquarium inhabitants if supplied with ample crevices and caves. Males usually live with several females and juveniles.

 

Note

They are very good jumpers and it is important that you always cover your aquarium well if you don't want them to jump to their death. The Filamented flasher wrasse can jump through the smallest hole in the cover so make sure that you cover every inch of your tank.