Blackedge Thicklip Wrasse

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

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Hemigymnus melapterus


    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.


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