The Melanarus Wrasse, Halichoeres Malanurus, commonly
referred as the Hoeven's Wrasse or Tail-Spot Wrasse, is a colorful
wrasse that is sure to catch your eye and become the centerpiece of your
tank. It has a blue-green body with a couple of yellow to pink stripes
running horizontally across the body.
Melanarus Wrassewill thrive in a tank with live rocks
cleverly arranged to provide hiding places, as the Melanarus Wrasse
can become shy and may need to take refuge as needed, along with a deep
sandy substrate of about 3", as well as a secure lid to prevent escaping.
Wrasse will help as part of the clean up crew, eating Fireworms,
Pyramidellid Snails, off of corals and clams, and may also remove
parasites off other tank mates. Though peaceful, they may also eat
Feather Dusters, Tubeworms and Flatworms as well as very small Shrimp.
Mine came in a large size. Was actually hoping for a smaller one. Very active, healthy and a good-mannered wrasse for my tank. I am keeping it with a Leopard, Yellow-Coris, Flasher and 2 other Fairies. Everyone is getting along.