Pink-Streaked Wrasse (Pseudocheilinops ataenia)

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Pink-Streaked Wrasse

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Pink-Streaked Wrasse

Pseudocheilinops ataenia

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5.1-6.4cm (2-2.5 ")


8.0 - 8.4

21.1-23.9°C (70 -75 °F)

8-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-3 years



Additional names

Pink-Streaked Wrasse, Pelvic-Spot Wrasse


Males have more pronounced yellow lines down the body and bluish-grey markings on the gill cover.

Tank compatibility[edit]

A surprisingly secretive and very passive little fish. Should be kept with equally peaceful fish. May be chased by other Pseudocheilinus species. They are found in groups in the wild and in a large enough tank this can be replicated.


In the wild they feed on amphipods and other small invertebrates. In captivity this should be replicated with small meaty foods like brine shrimp. May also accept sinking dry foods.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

In the wild they are found among the lower and dead parts of the corals with coralline algae. In a tank they should be provided with plenty of cover and hiding places in live rock. The tank should be well matured.


A very peaceful and shy little wrasse.


A small oval-shaped wrasse with a pointed snout and very large orange eyes. The body has horizontal bars of pink and narrower yellow. The fins have hints of blue and yellow, with red brown in the pelvic fins.


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