General info about Hoevens Wrasse
Caution with Hoevens Wrasse
Wrasse are considered jumpers make sure your aquarium has a tight-fitting canopy or screen cover to prevent the Wrasse from jumping out of your aquarium. Wrasse have been known to jump through the smallest of holes in a canopy.
Wrasses prefer to have a 2" (5cm) sandbed to allow them to burrow into the sand to sleep or when they feel like they are in danger. Some people with bare bottom tanks have also added a Tupperware with a 2" deep sand bed to accommodate the wrasse's needs.
They are generally peaceful but may display aggression towards members of the same species.
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|Hoevens Wrasse||Wrasse||Labridae||Halichoeres melanurus||The Hoeven's Wrasse body is blue-green in color and has pink or yellow stripes running horizontally across its sides. The color of the juvenile is more muted. A medium or larger aquarium with a tight-fitting lid, a 2-3 inch sandy bottom to hide under if frightened, and other peaceful wrasses, including its own species, is an acceptable environment.||Tony Palacios|
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