Species Name : Cirrhilabrus Exquisitus
Care Level : Easy
Temperament : Peaceful
Color : Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Yellow
Diet : Carnivore
Reef Compatible : Yes
Water Conditions : sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size : 5»
Origin : Africa, Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives, New Caledonia
Family : Labridae
Minimum Tank Size : 90 gallons
The male Exquisite Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus Exquisitus), is green with bright red markings. Its bright red markings may vary depending on the location from which it was collected. It may also have blues, oranges, yellows, and purples decorating the body, depending on its mood. The females generally do not have quite as bold markings as the males.
The exquisite wrasse needs a 90 gallon aquarium with plenty of live rock to create plenty of hiding places so it can take refuge there in case of danger or stress. Like many other wrasses, the Exquisite Fairy Wrasse is known for jumping, so a tight-fitting lid is recommended.
Although the exquisite wrasse is peaceful in nature, it can be aggressive towards fish of the same species. The Exquisite Wrasse will not pick on corals or invertebrates, making them an ideal fish for the reef aquarium.
The Exquisite Fairy Wrasse is a protogynous hermaphrodite which means that all specimens are born females and the dominant ones then turn into males when a need for males arises. Exquisite fairy wrasse is easy to sex as males are much more colorful and often larger than females.
The Exquisite Fairy Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. They also eat many of the common pests that you find in saltwater reef tanks, including nudibranches, flatworms, and other small critters. This is one of the primary reasons that people keep wrasses--to keep your fish tank clean.
Size: Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"
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