Dot and Dash Flasher Wrasse

Species information for the Dot and Dash Flasher Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Paracheilinus lineopunctatus

    COMMON NAME – Dot and Dash, Spot-Lined Flasher, Scarlet Finned Wrasse

    SIZE – 2.5 in (6 cm)

    RANGE - Indo-Pacific, Cebu

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE – 30 gal (113 L)

    CARE LEVEL – Intermediate

    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 is a peaceful fish and should be kept with other peaceful tankmates. It can be kept with members of its own species if they are introduced at the same time and with only one male per tank. If an all female group is introduced to the tank, the dominant female may change to male. When first introduced to the aquarium they can be very sensitive, however, once they adjust they are typically very hardy fish. 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