Ruby Longfin Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis)
Max Size: 3 inches
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
The Ruby Longfin Fairy Wrasse, also known as the Blue and Red Fairy Wrasse or Social Wrasse, boasts a striking appearance that can vary significantly in coloration. Typically, this species sports bright red or orange hues, with a pale body and scarlet ventral and anal fins. Often, they have a lighter underside. It's important to note that the intensity of their coloration and patterns can vary based on their natural habitat and even their mood, so expect some diversity in their appearance.
In a reef aquarium, the Ruby Longfin Fairy Wrasse is an excellent choice, as it adds vibrant colors and active behavior to the underwater ecosystem. These wrasse species of the Cirrhilabrus genus tend to coexist well, especially when introduced together in the same tank, making them a great addition to a reef environment.
To maintain the Ruby Longfin Fairy Wrasse's health and well-being, their diet should include vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods. Supplementing their diet with high-quality marine flake and marine pellet foods ensures they receive a well-rounded and nutritious diet.