The Humbug Clown Wrasse juveniles areblack overall with white or yellow longitudinal stripes. Females are white and black with two narrow yellow stripes, while males are a light blue green overall with yellowish brown mottling, a pale blue head with a number of reddish spots, and a blue and black spot on the opercular flap.
The Humbug Clown Wrasse requires a larger aquarium with a sandy bottom into which it will burrow to sleep, or if it is threatened. Do not attempt to keep the Humbug Clown Wrasse on crushed coral or similar substrate as they have a poor survival rate on such substrates. When very small, Humbug Clown Wrasse are safe with almost any fish that will not eat them, but as they grow, they can become destructive. They should not be kept with invertebrates.
The Humbug Clown Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.