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      Red Sea Eightline Wrasse
      Red Sea Eightline Wrasse

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      Registered: July 2003
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      Paracheilinus octotaenia
      Max. size: 9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine
      Gazetteer Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.
      Morphology: No dorsal soft rays prolonged; adults with eight continuous narrow dark stripes on body (preserved juveniles with only about four upper stripes); caudal fin rounded.
      Biology: Inhabits coral-rich areas of seaward reefs to depths greater than 25 m. Largest species of the genus
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 75 - 79°F (24 - 26°C) and has a natural diet of zooplankton. Requires a meaty diet consisting of finely chopped enriched fish or shrimp flesh, mysis, and enriched brine shrimp with two to three feedings per day. Best kept in small groups. Should not be kept with more aggressive fishes, e.g., dottybacks and some damsels. They usually make good reef aquarium inhabitants if supplied with ample crevices and caves. Males usually live with several females and juveniles.
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