The Secretive Wrasse is also referred to as the Scarlet Pin Stripe or Striated Wrasse. This gorgeous fish is a deep red to maroon color with multiple faint horizontal stripes running the length of the body to the gill covering. A pale blue stripe or marking is present under each eye.
The Secretive Wrasse requires a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a generous supply of hiding places and live rock in which to forage for food. It will sometimes act aggressively towards peaceful Wrasses, but ideally, it is best to introduce this species first to the aquarium. It will search for live foods in the form of small crustaceans such as pyramidellid snails (clam parasites), commensal flatworms, and bristleworms, making this fish an ideal candidate for the reef aquarium.
The diet should consist of grass shrimp, brine shrimp, finely chopped meaty foods, and vitamin-enriched frozen preparations, as well as a high quality marine flake and pellet food.