Six-Line Wrasse "Pseudocheilinus hexataenia"

Care Level




Reef Compatible


Plant Safe


Max Size

2" - 5"

Minimum Size

55 gallon


Blue, Purple, Orange



Water Conditions

Basic (8.2-8.5 pH), Salinity (1.02-1.025 specific gravity), High Water Hardness (10-15 dGH), 72-80 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Six Line Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus hexataenia) naturally occupy the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the Pacific, and Indian Ocean. The Six Line Wrasse will reach a length of four inches, are considered to be reef safe (with caution), and will require a minimum tank size of 50 gallons. This member of the scientific family Labridae is typically an active, and peaceful fish. They prefer a fine base of sand, as Wrasse often burrow to rest at night. The Six Line Wrasse may be kept as an individual, or in groups larger than three. Regardless, this Wrasse should always be kept with peaceful, or semi-aggressive fish species. A popular choice within the hobby, the Six Line Wrasse will typically help consume planaria, as well as Aptasia.

Aquarium Diet (Carnivore): The Six Line Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus hexataenia) are carnivorous, primarily consuming invertebrates such as zooplankton, copepods, amphipods, mysis shrimp, squid, mussel, and krill.