Fish Database

Thicklip Wrasse

Scientific Name: Hemigymus melapte

Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Formula I & II, Meaty Foods
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 120gal
Relative Care: Medium
Photo Courtesy of The Pet Place

This is a large wrasse that goes through pretty big color changes. Its an aggressive eater, especially when it gets older and larger. Small juveniles aren’t that aggressive and a lot of them don’t make it. It is a very interesting fish when it has its juvenile color pattern, which has a red eye.

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