Fourline Wrasse

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Fourline Wrasse

This species is known as Fourline Wrasse, Four Line Cleaner Wrasse, Red Sea Cleaner Wrasse and the correct latin name is Larabicus quadrilineatus. It belongs to the Wrasses family. (e) It's origin is the Red Sea. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful specie.

Fourline Wrasse can grow up to 12 cm what is approximately 4 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1440cm2 of water surface which is approximately 223 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Fourline Wrasse fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Four Line Cleaner Wrasse is a cleaner fish only when it is a juvenile. As it grows, it will eat only food, which it picks from the tank. It is a carnivore and it will eat crustaceans, fish pieces, squids, shrimps and coral polyps, so they should not be in one tank with corals. It will need a lot of hiding places, but also place for swimming.

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Fourline Wrasse picture 1

Fourline Wrasse picture 2

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