Indigo Hamlet (Hypoplectrus indigo)

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Indigo Hamlet

Hypoplectrus indigo

189 Litres (50 US G.)

12.7-14cm (5-5.5 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

15-20 years



Additional names

Indigo Hamlet

Additional scientific names

Plectropoma indigo, Plectropoma bovinum, Hypoplectrus bovinus

Origin[edit | edit source]

Haiti, Bahamas, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Florida (USA) and continental western Caribbean. It's absent in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the Lesser Antilles.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Requires close examination

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]


Diet[edit | edit source]

Eats fish small enough to fit in its mouth

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Mixes well with fish too big to be eaten

Identification[edit | edit source]

Is grey with blue markings

Pictures[edit | edit source]

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