Species Name : Cirrhilabrus Katherinae
Care Level : Easy
Temperament : Peaceful
Color : Purple, Red, White, 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 : 4"
Origin : Indo-Pacific
Family : Labridae
Minimum Tank Size : 90 gallons
Katherine's Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus Katherine), is a perciform fish that belongs to the reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
The male usually has a reddish mid-body with white stripes on the back and belly. Females are generally reddish with a black spot on the caudal peduncle. The adult male will be brighter and flashier than its female counterpart.
A peaceful fish that is sure to bring both color and activity to your reef or fish only aquarium. The ideal setup for the Katherine’s Fairy Wrasse is an established marine aquarium of at least 90 gallons aquascaped with a generous amount of live rock and plenty of open spaces to swim. These fish are known jumpers, so the tank should be covered at all times.They don't bury themselves in the sand at night, as do many other wrasses.
It should be kept in aquariums, which should have enough gaps and caves, as well as peaceful aquarium neighbors.Katherine’s Fairy Wrasse is considered reef safe and should be housed in aquariums with other peaceful tankmates.
The Katherine’s Fairy Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen/thawed mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen/thawed brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a quality marine flake and pellet food. Should be fed two to three times a day.
Size: Female: Small ¾” to 1-1/4”; Medium 1-1/4” to 2”; Male: Medium 1-1/2” to 2-1/4”; Large 2-1/4” to 3”
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