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The Cleaner Wrasse,
This unique fish forms a unique relationship with other species by providing a “cleaning service” to help to remove any unwanted parasites.
The Cleaner Wrasse will invite fish to be cleaned by performing a calming up and down movement of their tails a little like a dance.
They can clean most size fish and are even capable of cleaning the inside of a larger fish’s mouths and gills.
Procured through Western Indian Ocean in very small numbers, the African and Maldivian Cleaner Wrasse can thrive in the home aquarium.
The Cleaner Wrasse are very active fish however so require plenty of swimming room and a tight fitting lid or canopy may prove to be useful as they can leap from open topped aquariums or into uncovered overflow boxes.
Cleaner wrasse ideally like to feed on small pieces of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, as well as other smaller, meaty foods.