The Cleaner Wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, is a abundant wrasse species found all around the Indo-Pacific Ocean region. It featues a slender blue body with silvery streaks. They are among the most popular wrasse species for their unique ability to help “clean” other, larger fish in a symbiotic relationship. Sometimes the Cleaner Wrasse can actually be observed “dancing” in the tank in an effort to attract fish to work together with.
The Cleaner Wrasse is a reef safe, peaceful, and hardy making it great for almost any home aquaruim. They can sometimes be finicky during feeding but will take a varied carnivorous diet on top of its natural cleansing diet. Tanks should be at least 50 gallons with plenty of live rock and a tightly sealed lid to prevent escapes.