Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse

Species information for the Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Labroides dimidiatus

    COMMON NAME - Bluestreak, Common Cleaner Wrasse

    SIZE - 5 in (13 cm)

    RANGE - Fiji, Maldives, Vanuatu

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 90 gal (341 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. Of all the cleaner wrasses, the Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse is the hardiest, but still has a dismal survival record in captivity. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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