Scientific Name: Halichoeres melanurus
Common Names: Melanurus Wrasse, Tail Spot Wrasse & Hoeven’s Wrasse
Maximum Length: 6″
Minimum Aquarium Size: 55 Gallons
Aquarium Suitability: Moderately Durable and Hardy
Reef Safe: Yes
Captive Care: Halichoeres melanurus, also known as the Melanurus wrasse or the tail-spot wrasse, is a popular marine fish species that can be found in the Indo-Pacific region, from the Red Sea to Polynesia. They are a hardy fish species that are easy to keep in captivity, making them a popular choice among marine aquarium enthusiasts.
Melanurus wrasses are peaceful fish species that can live in a community aquarium with other fish. They are known for their curious and active behavior, and they will often explore every aspect of their aquarium. This species is considered an excellent jumper and will require a tight-fitting lid on the tank.