Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus)

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Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse

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Labroides dimidiatus

284 Litres (75 US G.)

10.2-14cm (4-5.5 ")


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)

8-12 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

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

Origin[edit | edit source]

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

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Not sexually dimorphic, close examination required.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful, although may nip at Stony Coral polyps on occasion.

Diet[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Daily, at least twice per day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Well established Reef tank with multiple large fish it can clean.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Placid. Will clean parasites, mucus, and dead skin off of other fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

White, with a black stripe running horizontally to advertise its cleaning services, and a white-to-blue body. Can be differentiated from the False Cleanerfish by its pointed mouth, compared to the downturned mouth of the False Cleanerfish.

Notes[edit | edit source]

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.

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