Blackedge Thicklip Wrasse

Species information for the Blackedge Thicklip Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. 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 - Dificult

    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.

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