Halichoeres salmofasciatusis commonly referred to as Red-striped wrasse. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Very special thanks for the first four photos of Halichoeres salmofasciatus to Dr. Ross Robertson, Australia.
Dr. Robertson has taken these photos at Cocos Island in the Eastern Pacific, where Halichoeres salmofasciatus lives in a depth of 7 to 30 meters.
The wrasse requires areas of sand covered with dense scattering of small scale rubble composed of either volcanic rock chips or calcareous algae, small numbers of individuals were found on sand at sand/reef interfaces.
There are no informations about a keeping in reef-tanks.