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Flame Wrasse

posted: 05/15/12
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Flame Wrasse
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The Flame Wrasse is also referred to as Jordan's Fairy Wrasse, or Jordan's Wrasse. The male has a bright golden body with red ornamentation on the fins. 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 Flame Wrasse diet should consist of a variety of feeder shrimp, flaked foods, and marine meats.

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

They are not compatible with: Batfish, Pseudochromis, Seahorses & Pipefish and Sharks & Rays.

Fish Facts

Name: Flame Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus jordani)

Family: Labridae

Range: Pacific

Size: Up to 4 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: Aggressive

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Moderate

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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