Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse

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Description of the Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse

The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse is also known as the Pink Flasher and Redfin Flasher Wrasse. They prefer aquariums that have plenty of hiding places as well as a sandy base. Like other Wrasses they have the ability to jump! Ensure the tank is covered to avoid losing this beautiful fish.

Popular Name: Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse
Species: Paracheilinus carpenteri

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Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse

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Profile of the Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse species.

  • Size: Up to 8cm 

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp 22 - 26 Degrees. PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Brine Shrimp, Chopped Shrimp

  • Temperament: Peaceful fish, can keep several of the same species together provided there is only a single male

  • Habitat: Reef Dweller at depths of up to 25m

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Western Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Paracheilinus carpenteri

  • Popular Name: Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse - Redfin Flasher Wrasse - Pink Flasher

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Labridae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse slimy?
Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse have gills?
Gills enable the Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.


Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse

Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse

  • Interesting Information about Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse slimy?

  • Why do the Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse have fins?

  • Species: Paracheilinus carpenteri

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