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Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse

This is a gallery of Hawaiian cleaner wrasse cleaning all sorts of fish.
Fish will visit the wrasse's territory and hold still to be cleaned.  Some other species clean, mostly as juveniles, but the Hawaiian cleaner wrasse is the only fish in Hawaii that does it full-time.

See the main Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse entry for more information on these fish.


(1: Turtle Heaven, Kona)

If you hold really still near a cleaner station, sometimes a wrasse will come clean you.

Agile Chromis

(1: Moray Eel Cove, Kona)

Goldring Surgeonfish

(1: Kaloko Arches, Kona / 2: Hammerhead Point, Kona / 3: Three Fingers, Kauai / 4: Moray Eel Cove, Kona)

Island Goatfish

(1: Moku'ho'oniki Rock, Molokai)

Lei Triggerfish

(1: Three Fingers, Kauai)

Orangeband Surgeonfish

(1: Fast Lanes, Kauai / 2: Turtle Canyon, Oahu / 3: Amber's Arches, Kauai)

Ornate Butterflyfish

(1:Golden Arches, Kona / 2: Hoover's, Kona)

Pacific Trumpetfish

(1: Menpachi Caves, Lanai)

Saddle Wrasse

(1:Golden Arches, Kona)

Sidespot Goatfish

(1: Koko Craters, Oahu)

Square-Spot Goatfish

(1: Ice Box, Kauai)

Threespot Chromis

(1: Sheraton Caverns, Kauai / 2: First Cathedral, Lanai)