Cleaner Wrasse

Usually found at cleaning stations. Cleaning stations are occupied by different units of cleaner wrasses, such as a group of youths, a pair of adults, or a group of females accompanied by a dominant male. When visitors come near the cleaning stations, the cleaner wrasses greet the visitors by performing a dance-like motion in which they move their rear up and down. The visitors are referred to as "clients". Bluestreak cleaner wrasses clean to consume ectoparasites on client fish for food.

  • Scientific Name: Labroides dimidiatus
  • Origin: Africa, Maldives
  • Lifespan: 4 years
  • Max Size: 5.5 inches
  • Food: Live, Frozen and Flake
  • Shipping Size: 2 to 3 inches