Blackspot Cleaner Wrasse

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

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Labroides pectoralis

    COMMON NAME - Blackspot, Yellow, Breastspot, False Blue Streak Cleaner Wrasse

    SIZE - 4 in (10 cm)

    RANGE - Indo-Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 gal (378 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Expert

    TEMPERAMENT - Peaceful

    FOODS AND FEEDING - This fish only eats parasites and dead skin off of other fish. There are no reports of this fish being trained to eat frozen foods.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - This is an endangered species, please leave this fish in the ocean.


    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. 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