The Black Hamlet, Hypoplectrus nigricans, has a body that is all black, a great choice for adding a bit of darker contrast to your tank. Hamlets can be found in a variety of colors. The morphology and coloring of the fish varies across its range. The Hamlet is a native of coral reefs in Florida, Bahamas, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico and Puerto Rico.
The Black Hamlet can become shy, so it should be kept in a tank with plenty of live rock and caves created to help this fish feel safe in it's environment. Though they are peaceful in nature, they will nip at and eat smaller ornamental Shrimp and even smaller fish as they grow larger. Tank mates should be large enough not to be eaten, but also peaceful. They are also best kept individually as they do not get along with other Hamlets. Once acclimated, the Black Hamlet is extremely hardy and will become an ideal addition to your tank.