The male Exquisite Wrasse, or Exquisite Fairy Wrasse, 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.
A 30 gallon or larger aquarium, either fish-only or reef, with a shaded area is recommended. The Exquisite Wrasse will not pick on corals or invertebrates, making them an ideal fish for the reef aquarium. These wrasses do like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is necessary.
When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. The Exquisite Wrasse diet should consist of a variety of feeder shrimps, flaked foods, and marine meats.
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