Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse

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Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse

This marine aquarium fish is known as Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse and the correct latin name is Labroides dimidiatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Wrasses family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful Wrasse.

Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse can grow up to 14 cm what is approximately 5 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1680cm2 of water surface which is approximately 260 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

This fish should not be kept in aquariums. The acclimatization is very difficult and it could be kept only in very well established aquariums otherwise it will die within a few days. Another aspect is that these fish do not breed in captivity, so they have to be caught in the oceans and this fish is a important fish for marine ecosystems, so the ecosystem would suffer without this fish.

L. Dimidiatus is a cleaner fish - it eats parasites from other, even much bigger fish, who do not eat this canap. It is very interesting to watch it in the wild as it swims in the other fish’ mouths and clean it without being eaten.

If you want to have a cleaner fish, there are many alternative fish you can keep and which can be better adapted to the tank.

Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse picture 1

Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse picture 2
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