Hawaiian cleaner wrasse

The Hawaiian cleaner wrasse lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 0 - 90 m environment.

The Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse is a small Wrasse which serves as a cleaner for fish in the wild. These fish have markings that allow fish to know that they do not pose a threat, but have come to clean them of parasites. More

Because the Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse's diet is mainly derived from its symbiotic relationship with other fish by eating parasites, this Wrasse does not do well in captivity. More

A Hawaiian cleaner wrasse, Labroides phthirophagus inside the gill of a pufferfish An orangespine unicornfish being cleaned by a Hawaiian cleaner wrasse A rockmover wrasse gets cleaned by a Hawaiian cleaner wrasse while an orangespine unicornfish waits its turn A goatfish, Mulloidichthys More

General information – The Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse has beautiful bright neon purple and yellow colors on its body. Its shiny colors along with its characteristics make it very popular cleaner fish. More

We are discussing Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse on 3reef.com Tropical Fish forums. More

Common names

Cleaner wrasse in English
Hawaii-pudsefisk in Danish (dansk)
Hawaiian cleaner wrasse in English
Louse-eating wrasse in English
食虫裂唇鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
食虫裂唇鱼 in Unknown
食蟲裂唇魚 in Mandarin Chinese
食蟲裂唇魚 in Unknown

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Labroides
Species : Labroides phthirophagus
Authority : Randall, 1958