Exquisite Fairy Wrasse Male (Cirrhilabrus exquisitus)
Max Size: 5 inches
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 90 gallons
The male Exquisite Fairy Wrasse displays a mesmerizing combination of green with bright red markings on its body. Interestingly, the intensity of its red markings may vary depending on its collection location. Depending on its mood, it can also exhibit additional colors like blues, oranges, yellows, and purples. On the other hand, the females generally have markings that are not as bold as those of the males.
To provide a suitable habitat for these stunning wrasses, a spacious aquarium of at least 90 gallons is recommended. Whether it is a fish-only or reef setup, it's essential to have a shaded area in the tank. The Exquisite Wrasse is a reef-friendly species and will not bother corals or invertebrates, making it an excellent addition to a reef aquarium. However, it's worth noting that these wrasses have a tendency to jump, so having a tightly fitting canopy is necessary to prevent any potential escape.
The Exquisite Fairy Wrasse requires a well-rounded diet to maintain its health and vibrant colors. Offer them vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp, frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods. Additionally, providing high-quality marine flake and marine pellet food will help complement their dietary needs.
By providing a suitable environment and a nutritious diet, you can admire the enchanting beauty and captivating behavior of the Exquisite Fairy Wrasse in your aquarium, be it a fish-only or reef setup.