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Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse
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Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse

Hemigymnus melapterus
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Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse also known as the Banner Wrasse, Blackedge Thicklip Wrasse or Half and Half Wrasse are found from the Red Sea and East Africa to Micronesia, Samoa, and Polynesia.

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The Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse juveniles are bicoloured sporting a white anterior, dark posterior and yellow tail. Adults are a deep shades of green with a paler shade of green on its head with pink and blue markings.

This solitary wrasse species is usually foundscavenging for prey on the seafloor with its large protruding lips, during this process they will shift the substrate quite a bit.

Due to the large size they can attain, they ar best kept in larger aquariums with plenty of open swimming space.

They feed mainly on small crustaceans, mollusks and echinoderms but will not harm coral.

Minimum Aquarium Size

900 L

Max Size

37 cm

Reef Safe

With caution










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