Allens Wrasse

Species information for the Allens Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Labropsis allleni

    COMMON NAME - Allen’s, Allen’s Tubelip Wrasse

    SIZE - 4 in (10 cm)

    RANGE - Indo-Pacific, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 gal (113.5 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Expert Only

    TEMPERAMENT - Peaceful

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Juveniles are facultative cleaners, adults feed on coral polyps. If you can get them to eat frozen they should be feed a variety of high quality marine frozen foods, such as enriched mysids, brine shrimp, squid, scallops, etc.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - Please leave this fish in the ocean.


    CAPTIVE CARE - This fish is difficult to feed as a juvenile because it only eats parasites and dead skin off of other fish, it can easily starve to death in an aquarium. As an adult the Allen’s wrasse eats the polyps of SPS corals, making them not reef safe. All wrasses are known jumpers so the top of the aquarium should be covered.

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    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2014
    jhnrb, Aug 7, 2009