Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse

The Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse, occurs singly, in pairs, and in groups. This unique fish forms a symbiotic relationship with other species by setting up a “cleaning station” to remove unwanted parasites that may have attached...

Quality Marine Receives the First Captive Bred Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasses (Labroides phthirophagus)

We’ve lost count of the number of captive bred species that Quality Marine has introduced into the hobby this year but regardless of lack of math skills, I know enough to understand that this is great news for the hobby and the sustainability concerns that many have for our industry.  Below is another tank bred press release from Quality Marine that we received earlier today. 2016 has been a year of amazing developments in marine species aquaculture, and now, in the closing moments of the year, Quality Marine has yet another tank bred species in house:  Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides phthirophagus), fresh from the research team at Oceanic Institute in Hawaii, with support from Rising Tide Conservation. These particular HCW’s came from the second to last collection of

Captive bred Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasses now available

Quality Marine's latest press release begins "2016 has been a year of amazing developments in marine species aquaculture," and we could not agree more. The aquaculture research cooperative Rising Tide Conservation has made many scientific and commercial breakthroughs, including now the first ever commercially available Hawaiian cleaner wrasses!

Bicolor Cleaner Wrasse

This Cleaner Wrasse comes from Hawaii, and does better than the Blue Streak Cleaner Wrasse. Most don’t eat, or what they do eat isn’t good enough to keep them alive. Most die while those that do start to eat rarely last longer than 1 year.…

Blue Streak Cleaner Wrasse

Most don’t eat, and those that do rarely last longer than 1 year. At night it will seal itself in a mucus cocoon. Image courtesy of Unique Corals/Manhattan Aquariums.…
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