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Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse

  • Cirrhilabrus Wrasse are known as Fairy Wrasses and are some of the most beautiful of the marine fish.

  • Males tend to be more colorful and a bit larger than the females.

  • Fairy Wrasse are generally easy, peaceful and reef safe but may pick at small crustaceans.

  • Harems can be kept in the aquarium with 1 male and several females if added at the same time.

  • Provide an aquarium with ample rock work with plenty of crevices and caves for hiding and resting.

  • A diet rich in meaty foods as well as algae based foods should be provided for continued health.

  • Wrasse are hermaphrodites meaning they start as juveniles/females but at some point in their life may turn into a male.

  • Fairy Wrasse are known to be jumpers provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid.

  • Blue Throat Fairy Wrasse can grow up to almost 3".


We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons or larger for this species.


Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

Care Info

Care: Easy

Behavior: Social

Diet: Flake Food, Frozen Food,  Live Food

Habitat: Reef

Light: Medium

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