Since there hasn't been a new profile for a while I thought I would do one. I'll try and do them regularly from now on, once a month or so. Post on my profile suggestions or Corals/Fish/Inverts you would like to see done. Without further ado:
As the name suggests the Sixline Wrasse is easily identified by 6 yellow stripes running parallel to eachother from head to tail on each side of it's body. This fish seen regularly seen in stores, and being a hardy and striking fish, it has become a regular in most home aquaria. Added to it's beauty is it's usefulness. The Sixline Wrasse spends it's days combing the rocks of the tank searching for things such as coepods, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, bristle worms, flatworms and, a clam enemy, pyramidellid snails.
The Sixline Wrasse can be very aggresive towards other Wrasses, so a large tank is needed for multiples of this fish, and even then they should be released together. They can also be aggresive to more docile fish.
(I should point out here though that I personally believe this is dependant on the personality of the fish as my Sixline leaves my Chromis, a very docile fish, alone after a little bit of aggresiveness at introduction.)
These fish sleep in a mucus cocoon every night. They can also bury themselves for the night. The cocoon doesn't appear to have an effect on water quality.
Sixline Wrasses shouldn't be kept in aquariums less than 20G. Having pleanty of live rock is a must as this fish grazes all day. Provide plenty of hiding spaces as this fish can be timid when first introduced in the aquarium.
Sixline Wrasses should be fed a mixture of meaty foods such as mysis and enriched brine in combination with some nutritous flake or pellet food.
These fish are reef safe.
Ideal conditions for a Sixline Wrasse:
How that helps anyone contemplating a Sixline! They are a fantastic fish. I love mine.