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Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse

posted: 05/15/12
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Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse
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The Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse, also known as the Cleaner Royal Wrasse, is noticeably yellow on the front half and half blue on the posterior half. There is a dark horizontal stripe extending the length of the fish, with purple trimming the tail.

A 30 gallon or larger community aquarium, with live rock for shelter, is recommended. It will eat parasites from tank mates. It is a very fragile Cleaner Wrasse and should only be cared for by a very experienced aquarist.

The diet should consist of live brine shrimp or black worms. It will also eat meaty preparations.

Like other wrasse, they are generally compatible with: Large Angelfish, Boxfish, Damselfish and Tangs & Surgeons.

Fish Facts

Name: Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides phthirophagus)

Family: Labridae

Range: Hawaii

Size: Up to 4 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Gravel or sand

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Extremely Difficult

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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