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Exquisite Fairy Wrasse

posted: 05/15/12
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Exquisite Fairy Wrasse
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The male Exquisite Fairy Wrasse, or simply Exquisite Wrasse, is green with bright red markings. 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.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium, either fish-only or reef, with a shaded area is recommended. Female tank mates should be introduced prior to or at the same time as the male.

The Exquisite Fairy Wrasse diet should consist of a variety of feeder shrimps, flaked foods, and marine meats.

Like other wrasse, they are generally compatible with: Large Angelfish, Boxfish, Damselfish and Tangs & Surgeons.

FIsh Facts

Name: Exquisite Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus exquisitus)

Family: Labridae

Range: Africa

Size: Up to 6 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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