Butter Hamlet (Hypoplectrus unicolor)

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Butter Hamlet

Butter Hamlet

Hypoplectrus unicolor

151 Litres (40 US G.)

12-13 cm (4.7-5.1")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

10-15 years



This animal is available captive bred

Origin[edit | edit source]

Western Central Atlantic: Florida (USA) to Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean; absent from the Gulf of Mexico.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to visually sex.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Should not be housed with smaller fish or inverts.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Carnivorous; will eat fish small enough to fit in its mouth

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Will eat smaller fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Is greyish with blue highlights, and a black spot on the caudal peduncle.

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