Great Aquariums Start Here
1-800-566-3474
Live Chat Support
    Free Shipping On $75+
  • FREE Shipping On $75+
  • 14-Day Low Price Guarantee
  • 14-Day Low Price Guarantee
  • Same Day Shipping
  • Same Day Shipping
FREE Shipping on
Orders Over $75
Standard ground shipping (1-7 business days) starts at a low $4.99 and most orders over $75 ship FREE. Learn More
 
If you find a product we sell for a lower price at another online store, we will match their price—today and up to 14 days after you've purchased the item! Learn More
 
Same Day Shipping
We promise to ship your order as fast as humanly possible. In fact, 99% of orders placed before 6 pm EST ship the same day! Learn More
 
Marine Depot Species Database

MarineDepot.com Education Center - Species Database

Half & Half Wrasse
Half & Half Wrasse
Hemigymnus melapterus

Hemigymnus melapterus known as the Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse will eat ornamental crustaceans including fan worms, small clams, snails and crabs. Juveniles have a very attractive coloration and grow to a duller color and outgrow most home aquariums. Will sift through substrate looking for spaghetti worms, fan worms and other sandbed infauna. Will keep sandbed stirred in fish only systems.
Maximum Size: the Hemigymnus melapterus grows up to 20 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Half & Half Wrasse prefers a tank of at least 150 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.
Diet: The Hemigymnus melapterus is a carnivore and likes to eat Variety of meaty treats including frozen mysis, saltwater feeder shrimp, squid, scallop clam and other crustaceans..
Level of Care: The Half & Half Wrasse is a high maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Half & Half Wrasse may act peacefully toward other fish.
Hardiness: this is a moderately hardy fish
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
Range: Indo-Pacific.

Species Compatibility Checker

It is important to make sure species can peacefully cohabitate before adding livestock to an aquarium. Use our handy species compatibility checker to determine if the animals on your wish list will play nice together.
   
Compatibility:

Species Compatibility Chart
Marine Depot Species Compatibility Chart

Email Specials
Subscribe to our newsletter feed.
Newsletter Tips & Tricks! New Products!
Discounts & Promos!
Testimonials
July 17, 2015
"The Amazon of marine goods."
Todd T

July 17, 2015
"Good prices! Great YouTube videos."
PooMaster

July 14, 2015
"Marine Depot is clearly the leader in the industry with variety of products, advice and shipping options!"
Mike

WIN AN ORBIT MARINE PRO! Sign up for our best deals, video tutorials and your chance to win a $342 Current USA LED!