Eightline Wrasse

Species information for the Eightline Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pseudocheilinus octotaenia

    COMMON NAME – Eightline Wrasse

    SIZE – 5.5 in (14 cm)

    RANGE – Indo-Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 gal (113 L)

    CARE LEVEL – Intermediate

    TEMPERAMENT - Aggressive

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Should be fed a variety of high quality marine meaty foods. Will also eat other crustaceans.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY – With caution, may eat ornamental shrimp.

    CAPTIVE CARE –These fish do better with other aggressive fish. They can be kept with other wrasses, but not ones of the same genus or similarly shaped or colored. The can be used to keep pest pyramidelli snails under control. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 15, 2014
    jhnrb, Aug 7, 2009