• Name:

    Hoevens Wrasse

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  • Family: Labridae
  • Species: Wrasse
  • Scientific Name: Halichoeres melanurus
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Also Know As:

| Tail Spot Wrasse

| Yellowlined Wrasse

| Orangetipped Rainbowfish

| Tailspot Wrasse

| Pinstriped Wrasse

General info about Hoevens Wrasse

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.

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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