Carpenters Flasher Wrasse

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

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Paracheilinus carpenteri

    COMMON NAME - Carpenters, Redfin Flashers Wrasse

    SIZE - 3 in (8 cm)

    RANGE - Africa, Indonesia

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 50 gal (189 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Easy

    TEMPERAMENT - Peaceful

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Should be fed a variety of high quality marine meaty foods. Vegetable mater should also be offered.



    CAPTIVE CARE - This fish does best when its 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 and don’t have the large anal and dorsal fins. 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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    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 30, 2014
    jhnrb, Aug 7, 2009