FAMILY - Labridae SCIENTIFIC NAME - Hemigymnus melapterus COMMON NAME - SIZE - 20 in (51 cm) RANGE - Indo-Pacific MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 150 gal (568 L) CARE LEVEL - Difficult TEMPERAMENT - Peaceful FOODS AND FEEDING - It often refuses to eat in captivity, but if you can get it to eat it should be fed a variety of high quality meaty marine foods. It normally eats small invertebrates, especially small crustaceans, it finds on the rock work. AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - Please leave this fish in the ocean. REEF COMPATIBILITY - No CAPTIVE CARE - This fish will fight with members of its own species, but is peaceful towards other fish. The Blackedge Thicklip wrasses doesn’t have a record of success in the home aquarium. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.