Lyretail Flasher Wrasse

Species information for the Lyretail Flasher Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. Family - Labridae

    Scientific name - Paracheilinus angulatus

    Common name – Lyretail, Angular Flasher Wrasse

    Size - 3 in (8 cm)

    Range - Indo-Pacific, Western Pacific Ocean

    Min. Aquarium size - 50 gallons (190 L)

    Care Level - East

    Temperament - Peaceful

    Foods and feeding - Should be fed a variety of high quality marine meaty foods.

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility - Yes

    Captive care - This fish does best when kept with other peaceful tankmates. It is can be kept signally, but when kept in a harem the male will perform a colorful and interesting courtship rituals. The females are more subdued in color. The females should be introduced first, and then add only one male per aquarium. They can be kept with other species of wrasses. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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