Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus)

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Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse

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Labroides dimidiatus

Challenging

sg

1.02 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years

Family

Labridae

This animal is available captive bred



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Additional names

Common Cleaner Wrasse, Bluestreak Cleanerfish, Blue-streak Cleaner Wrasse, Common Cleanerfish


Origin

Widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific, from East Africa to Hawai'i.

Sexing

Not sexually dimorphic, close examination required.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful

Diet

Cleaner. Will remove parasites from fish. While sometimes known as a finicky eater that only cleans, it is known that they may take to Cyclops, and Brine Shrimp.

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Placid. Will clean parasites off the fish.

Identification

White, with a black stripe running horizontally to advertise its cleaning services, and a white-to-blue body

Notes

The first captive breeding of this species was unintentional, accidentally bred alongside Clarion Angelfish, the originally intended species to be bred. They were stocked with the angelfish to provide cleaning services to the angelfish. Subsequent fry was collected, and raised alongside the angelfish fry.