Scientific Name: Paracheilinus filamentosus
Approximate Full Size: 4 inches
Reef Safe: Yes
Filament Wrasse, Paracheilinus filamentosus, is a native of the Pacific Ocean. Also known as the Flasher Wrase, this carnivore readily adapts to aquarium life when offered a wide variety of meaty foods such as Brine Shrimp and zooplankton. It can reach a mature size of approximately 4 inches and is highly recommended for a reef aquarium. A sand bed and Live Rock should be provided for all Wrasses. They will bury themselves in the sand to sleep or hide. Live Rock provides numerous small life forms that the Wrasses consider a tasty treat as well as another place to hide when they feel threatened.