The Longfin Fairy Wrasse is also known as the Blue and Red Fairy Wrasse or Social Wrasse. This species varies in coloration considerably but is usually bright red/orange coloration with a pale body and scarlet ventral and anal fins. More often than not this species will have a pale underside. Please expect variations in coloration with these fish, as the intensity of coloration and patterns vary with the location in their natural habitat, and their mood.
The Longfin Fairy Wrasse is an ideal fish for the reef aquarium adding both bright coloration and activity to these aquariums. Wrasse of the genus Cirrhilabrus mix well together if they are introduced simultaneously to the tank, and are one of the best groups of fish for a reef tank setting.
When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. Meals should consist of a variety of vitamin enriched frozen shrimp, flaked foods, and other marine meaty foods.
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