Perhaps one of the most beautiful Cirrhilabrus, the Lineatus wrasse is found only on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. They are very colorful, very peaceful and are not seen too often in the aquarium hobby. Found in isolated areas of outer reefs in deep water, collectors work much harder going deeper and searching for this highly desired species. One of the sturdier Cirrhilabrus in the aquarium. The Lineatus Fairy Wrasse make an ideal, peaceful choice for the reef aquarium. Cirrhilabrus lineatus is collected infrequently, in small quantities.
Super Male Lineatus Wrasse
Tank Recommendations: A sand bed and Live Rock should be provided for all Fairy and Filament Wrasses.They will bury themselves in the sand to sleep or hide. Live Rock provides numerous small life forms that the Wrasses consider a tasty treat as well as another place to hide when they feel threatened. A 90 gallon or larger aquarium, either fish-only or reef, with a shaded area is recommended. The Exquisite Wrasse will not pick on corals or invertebrates, making them an ideal fish for the reef aquarium.
Food and diet:When first placed into the aquarium live saltwater feeder shrimp can be used to help it start eating. Once eating the live feeder shrimp start feeding a varied diet that includes vitamin enriched frozen prepared foods for carnivores, minced table shrimp, and a good flake food. Feed at least twice a day.
Reef Compatability: Excellent