Lyretail Flasher Wrasse

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Paracheilinus angulatus - Randall & Lubbock, 1981
Lyretail Flasher Wrasse

An ideal wrasse; attractive and a good reef aquarium fish. Scott W. Michael

[edit] Overview

This vibrant flasher wrasse makes a fascinating display animal. Males will behave aggressively toward consexuals and larger individuals will chase congeners that are smaller or introduced after the flasher has become established.

Family: Labridae

Other common name(s):

  • Angular Flasher
  • Royal Flasher-Wrasse

Native range:

Habitat: This species is found in small groups in sheltered reefs with rich coral and algae along upper parts of slopes.

Maximum length: 7.5 cm (3 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 76 L (20 gal)

Water: Marine 24 °C (297 K, 75 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

[edit] Feeding

Meaty foods, including finely shredded frozen seafood, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations, pigment-enriched flake food, and Cyclop-eeze.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

Ideal tankmates for this and other flasher wrasses include more passive anthias, assessors (Assessor species), gobies, dartfishes, blennies, small fairy wrasses, and other smaller, more peaceful labrid species. They have been known to fall victim to predatory crustaceans (e.g., large hermit crabs, cancrid crabs), elephant ear polyps (Amplexidiscus fenestrafer), and carpet anemones (Stichodactyla species).

[edit] Special Care

Feed at least twice a day—preferably more often.

Reference: A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes
Image credit: SWM
Text credit: SWM
Facts about Lyretail Flasher WrasseRDF feed
Common name Lyretail Flasher Wrasse  +, Angular Flasher  +, and Royal Flasher-Wrasse  +
Family Labridae  +
Genus Paracheilinus  +
Image credit SWM  +
Maximum length 3 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 20 gal  +
Native range Western Central Pacific  +, Philippines  +, and Indonesia  +
Reference A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes  +
Specific name angulatus  +
Text credit SWM  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Marine  +