Hamlet: Indigo

Hamlet: Indigo

Hypoplectrus indigo


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Care Facts

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Max Size: 6 inches
The Indigo Hamlet is hermaphrodite in nature and has both male and female sexual organs, so breeding has been done in captivity.  With its beautiful coloration, temperament and general availability, the Indigo Hamlet makes a beautiful addition to any tank. The Indigo Hamlet should be kept in a tank  with plenty of open spaces for swimming. The Indigo Hamlet requires plenty of caves and crevices so that it can hide when threatened. The Indigo Hamlet is a carnivorous fish and should be fed with meaty foods 2 to 3 times per day for its continued good health. 

I bought one here last November and he survived a trip to MN in cold weather with a warmer pack. His bag water when opened was at 68 degree but after slow acclimation he did fine and has been swimming around my 40 gal Reef Tank since. He is now about 3 1/2 inches and a peaceful tank mate in my tank of 7 peaceful fish, i.e. 2 clowns, 3 pajama cardinals and a pygmy angel. Sometimes he will briefly chase the angel but does no harm. I have soft corals in my tank as well as hermit crabs, an arrow crab and 2 other crabs. He does not bother any of these. He adds color to the tank and sometimes it looks like he is looking at me with his big eyes.


Reviewed by: Phil on Jan. 7, 2015


Reviewed by: Rocky on Nov. 6, 2014

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