The Diamond Tail Flasher Wrasse is an attractive reef-safe wrasse sure to steal the spotlight in any aquarium. This hardy wrasse species adapts well to established home aquariums, making it a beautiful and active addition.
The vibrantly coloured male Diamond Tail Flasher Wrasse is predominantly red/orange in colouration with blue, horizontal stripes that complement its yellow stomach. The multi-coloured dorsal fin is accented with red, yellow, and blue colouration and features a single elongated ray. A gorgeous, red band across the anal fin enhances its bold and impressive colour palette. The caudal, or tail fin, is flashy in colour and diamond shaped. The female Diamond Tail Flasher Wrasse is more subdued in colouration and overall appearance with smaller fins.
The Diamond Tail Flasher Wrasse requires an established 55 gallon (or larger) aquarium with a tight-fitting lid since it is a jumper. In the wild, the Diamond Tail Flasher Wrasse are often found along reef slopes and rubble zones where they swim near the bottom and forming small groups in which the male swims back and forth between groups of females. The colors of an adult male intensifies during courtship and he may flare or "flash" his fins to attract females. We recommend only one male per aquarium display.
The diet of the Diamond Tail Flasher Wrasse should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.