BLUESTREAK CLEANER WRASSE
The Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, is also known as the Common Cleaner Wrasse. These fish come from the Indo-Pacific region. They have a silvery body with black and blue horizontal stripes. They are cleaner fish and will help remove parasites from other fish in the aquarium; the more fish to clean, the happier they will be.
These wrasses are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as tiny brine and mysis shrimp. They can be very difficult to keep because they may not accept brine and mysis shrimp.
Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasses can reach up to 5-1/2″ and require an aquarium of at least 70 gallons with plenty of live rock and a fine sand bed. They are peaceful and very social fish and do well in pairs and small groups. They are so eager to clean, that they may actually annoy other fish in the tank.
They are considered reef safe but may pick at clam mantles.
Approximate Purchase Size:
Small: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4
Medium: 2 1/4″ to 3 1/4″
Large: 3 1/4″ to 4″
Extra Large: 4″ to 5 1/2″