|Latin name||Pseudocheilinops ataenia - Schultz, 1960|
|Common name||Pelvic-spot wrasse|
|Family||Labridae - Pseudocheilinops|
|Origin||Indonesia, Central/West Pacific|
|Max length||6.5 cm (2.6")|
As aquarium fish
This species can be kept in a small tank, if it is specifically equipped to meet its needs.
It is recommended however, to keep it in an aquarium which is larger then described above.
This fish requires feeding several times a day, especially when newly added.
When the fish can find its natural food in the aquarium it requires less frequent feeding.
This species can change gender from female to male.
When a male is needed, a female changes sex and takes on the role.
This species needs good hiding places, for example, between live rocks.
Family description (Labridae)
Wrasses are nearly always seen in reef aquaria, since many of the species are both attractive and useful in battling a range of unwanted invertebrates like i.e. flatworms, pyramide snails.
These fish live of everything from zooplankton to large crustaceans, sea urchins and the like.
The needs and behaviour of Wrasses vary greatly, so it is vital to familiarize oneself with the specific species before buying one.
|Distribution||Western Central Pacific: southern Philippines and Celebes (Indonesia) to Palau.|
|English common names||Pink-streaked wrasse|
References and further reading
Scott W. Michael. 2009. Wrasses and Parrotfishes (Reef Fishes Series Book 5) - TFH Publications / Microcosm Ltd. - (English)
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2014. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (08/2014).
|hermaphroditic, nano small aquarium|