Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse

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FAMILY - Labridae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Labroides phthirophagus

COMMON NAME - Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse

SIZE - 5 in (13 in)

RANGE - Hawaii

MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 50 gal (189 L)

CARE LEVEL - Expert

TEMPERAMENT - Peaceful

FOODS AND FEEDING - This fish only eats parasites and dead skin off of other fish. Rarely, it can be trained to eat frozen foods. If the fish is being fed frozen food it should be fed a variety of high quality meaty marine frozen foods.

AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - Please leave this fish in the ocean

REEF COMPATIBILITY - Yes

CAPTIVE CARE - This is an extremely difficult fish to keep. They only eat parasites and dead skin off of other fish. They tend to starve to death in our aquariums in a matter of days or weeks. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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