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Hoeven's Wrasse (Halichoeres melanurus)

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Halichoeres melanurus

The Hoeven's pinstreaked wrasse requires a 50 gallon or larger aquarium with a tight-fitting lid and a 2-3 inch sandy bottom to hide under if frightened. It can be kept with its own kind.

 It will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. In addition, it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It may also eat parasites off of tank mates. Feedings should include a variety of prepared meaty foods.


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  • 5
    Healthy & Vibrant

    Posted by Craig on May 28th 2021

    My first order from NYAquatic and I'm very happy with the outcome. I ordered two wrasses that both arrived healthy and much more colorful than I anticipated after shipping. I introduced them to my tank and after spending around a day under the sand, both the melanurus and yellow corris emerged and began picking at rocks and eating immediately. Will absolutely continue to shop NYAquatic - great prices and healthy specimens.

  • 5
    Big, beautiful specimen

    Posted by MK on Jan 12th 2021

    The wrasse I got from NY Aquatic is nearly 4 inches long, fat and colorful. He's thriving in my QT and eating frozen mysis right away.

  • 5
    Extremely nice

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 12th 2020

    One of the nicest Hoeven’s I’ve seen

  • 5
    Beautiful fish

    Posted by Bill on May 18th 2020

    I received this fish promptly and in great shape. It was packed well and appears to be very healthy. After a short period of shyness (most likely due to stress from shipping) it is now active and eating. I am very happy with my purchase and will not hesitate to purchase from Michael's NYAquatic again.

  • 5
    fat and healthy

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 17th 2019

    big, fat, healthy fish!