Diamond-tail Flasher Wrasse Male
The Diamond Tail Flasher Wrasse, scientifically known as Paracheilinus attenuatus, is a visually appealing wrasse species that is reef-safe and sure to capture attention in any aquarium. This resilient wrasse adapts well to established home aquariums, making it an excellent and active addition. The male Diamond Tail Flasher Wrasse displays vibrant colors, predominantly red/orange with horizontal blue stripes that complement its yellow stomach. Its multi-colored dorsal fin showcases a single elongated ray and features red, yellow, and blue coloration. A striking, red band adorns the anal fin, adding to its bold and impressive color palette. The tail fin is diamond-shaped and flashy in color. On the other hand, the female Diamond Tail Flasher Wrasse has a more subdued appearance and smaller fins. To accommodate the Diamond Tail Flasher Wrasse, an established 55-gallon (or larger) aquarium with a tight-fitting lid is necessary since it is known to jump. In its natural habitat, this wrasse species can be found swimming along reef slopes and rubble zones in small groups, where the male swims back and forth between groups of females during courtship, intensifying its colors and flaring its fins to attract females. For this reason, it is recommended to keep 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 high-quality marine flake and marine pellet food.