Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse
 

Paracheilinus carpenteri is a Wrasse from the Western Pacific. It regularly makes its way into the aquarium trade, under the name "Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse". One of the smaller members of the wrasse family, it grows to a size of 8 cm in length.

In the tank

It is generally considered to be one of the easier wrasses to keep in captivity, adapting quickly to a fairly indiscriminate carnivorous diet: it is considered "reef-safe" in the home aquarium as it does not attack or harass invertebrates or nibble at coral polyps. The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse is a peaceful non-aggressive fish (except for males of the same species) that may suffer from harassment by more aggressive tankmates.

Flashing

As with other members of this genus, the "flashing" is a mating behaviour that involves short, quick dashes through the water column by the male whilst concomitantly flaring its fins and intensifying in colour in the presence of females - this behaviour commonly takes place starting from a secure place near reef rocks or the sand bed, "flashing" in the water column, and then returning to the point of origination; it is thought this display attracts females and/or stimulates mating: flashing is much less common in the absence of females. "Flashing" is considered very visually desirable by many aquarists.

The species is named in honor of Dr. Kent E. Carpenter of Old Dominion University who was the principal collector of the type specimens.

Source: wikipedia

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bubble updated Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse
2015-04-27 14:02:41 -0600
_Paracheilinus carpenteri_ is a Wrasse from the Western Pacific. It regularly makes its way into the aquarium trade, under the name "**Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse**". One of the smaller members of the wrasse family, it grows to a size of 8 cm in length. In the tank It is generally considered to be one of the easier wrasses to keep in captivity, adapting quickly to a fairly indiscriminate carnivorous diet: it is considered "reef-safe" in the home aquarium as it does not attack or harass invertebrates or nibble at coral polyps. The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse is a peaceful non-aggressive fish (except for males of the same species) that may suffer from harassment by more aggressive tankmates. Flashing
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_Paracheilinus carpenteri_ is a Wrasse from the Western Pacific. It regularly makes its way into the aquarium trade, under the name "**Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse**". One of the smaller members of the wrasse family, it grows to a size of 8 cm in length. In the tank It is generally considered to be one of the easier wrasses to keep in captivity, adapting quickly to a fairly indiscriminate carnivorous diet: it is considered "reef-safe" in the home aquarium as it does not attack or harass invertebrates or nibble at coral polyps. The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse is a peaceful non-aggressive fish (except for males of the same species) that may suffer from harassment by more aggressive tankmates. Flashing

Fish Specs

Scientific Name
Family
Labridae
Environment
Salt
Min Tank Size
50 gallons
Max Size
3.0 in.
Chemistry
8.1 - 8.4 pH
Temperature
72 - 78 °F
Temperament
Peaceful
Diet
Carnivore
Difficulty
Easy
Origin
Africa, Indonesia
Reef Safe
Yes