The Six Line Wrasse


This bright and active little fish has a lot of character for its size. They will stay close to the rock work and dart in and out of crevices and caves. They do a great job of keeping little critters at bay as they hunt for them on the rock work throughout the day.



They generally do well within a communal tank as they tend to keep to themselves as they swim among the rock work. Although if threatened or during feeding they may show aggression towards other wrasse or timid tank mates.



Tank Size

30 gallon – requires hiding places and lots of rock work.


Care Level




Semi-aggressive – Mainly when feeding or if other tank mates threaten the fish but they can show aggression to new tank mates.

The Wrasse I had was very peaceful until I added a pair of clowns. I removed the wrasse and kept it in the sump for a few days to allow the clowns to settle and re-introduced the wrasse. This seemed to solve the problem and everything got on just fine.

This is one of those fish that can be a great addition or a nasty little bugger. It all comes down to the individual character of the fish you get. good luck.


Max Size

3 inches


Reef safe




The Six Line Wrasse has bright blue lines (6 of them if you didn’t guess) going along its body over a base color of a purple/ orange color with a very interesting eye color.



The Six Line Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.