Fish Database

Melanurus Wrasse

Scientific Name: Halichoeres melanurus

Species:
Color:
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Omnivore
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of

The Melanurus Wrasse is a beautiful and productive reef inhabitant. It has been known to eat flatworms and other reef pests. It’s a sand burrowing wrasse so a sand bed is needed to keep it completely happy. This fish maxes out at about 4.5 inches. It’s a hardy fish that will readily take prepared foods.

was shared 0 times
00