Wrasses – Reef Safe

The Wrasse within this category will not pick at nor consume corals or most invertebrates. They are some of the most colorful of the moderately-sized saltwater fish that can be incorporated into a reef aquarium. Many of these wrasse fish species are very active by nature and are nearly always swimming out in the open, adding activity and beauty to either a reef or peaceful fish-only aquarium.

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The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse, also known as the Carpenter's Wrasse, or Redfin Flasher Wrasse, is orange with blue vertical stripes as a juvenile. As the fish matures and becomes... [Read more]



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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.... [Read more]



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The Fine Spotted Fairy Wrasse is mostly green in color with a white underside. Their body is adorned with many small white spots that do intensify depending on the mood of the... [Read more]



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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... [Read more]



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The Labout's Fairy Wrasse originates from the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia, and occurs in small groups on the outer reef. The Labout's Fairy Wrasse has a... [Read more]



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The Leopard Wrasse is also known as the Guinea Fowl Wrasse, or Blackspotted Wrasse. This species has two different appearances depending on gender. Females are white with multiple... [Read more]



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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... [Read more]



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The McCosker's Flasher Wrasse is an attractive reef-safe wrasse sure to be the star of your aquarium. This hardy wrasse species adapts well to established home aquariums, making... [Read more]



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The Striped Lubbock's Wrasse is also known as the Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse. The male has a bright yellow and red body with blue, brown, and white ornamentation. The females generally... [Read more]



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The Mystery Wrasse, sometimes referred to as the Whitebarred Wrasse or Fivebarred Wrasse has yellow, blue, and purple hues outlining a smile on the face. The majority of the body... [Read more]



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The Orange-Back Fairy Wrasse originates from the eastern Tomini Bay, Sulawesi, and occurs in small groups on the reef. The Orange-Back Fairy Wrasse has a brilliant orange colored... [Read more]



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The Radiant Wrasse is also referred to as the Orangehead Wrasse, Iridis Wrasse, and Radiant Africa Wrasse. The adult has a dark red body with colors becoming lighter at the edges... [Read more]



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The Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasse is also known as the Tricolor Fairy Wrasse, Redheaded Fairy Wrasse, or Red-eyed Fairy Wrasse. Some aquarists consider it to be another color form... [Read more]



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The Red Velvet Wrasse, also known as the Rosy-scales Fairy Wrasse, originates from the waters surrounding the Maldives islands. The Red Velvet Wrasse is a small colorful wrasse... [Read more]



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The Scarlet Pin Stripe Wrasse is also referred to as the Secretive Wrasse or Striated Wrasse. This gorgeous fish is a deep red to maroon color with multiple faint horizontal stripes... [Read more]



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The Scott's Fairy Wrasse, also known as the Black-fin or Blackedge Fairy Wrasse, originates from the waters of Australia, Cook Islands, and Fiji, and each location represents a... [Read more]



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The Six Line Wrasse is both beautiful and active. With its six distinct, horizontal blue lines overlaid against an orange body, this member of the Labridae family brings a zip... [Read more]



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The Whip Fin Fairy Wrasse, originates from the waters of the Indian Ocean. Theis species is a very distinctive wrasse with its long dorsal fin that may exceed the length of the... [Read more]



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The Yellow-Fin Fairy Wrasse is mostly red and white in coloration with a yellow dorsal fin. The females of this species, like other wrasses in the Cirrhilabrus genus, are mostly... [Read more]



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The Yellow-Flanked Fairy Wrasse is also known as Blueside Fairy Wrasse and is multicolored with a greenish-blue head and a large yellow triangular patch on its sides. Depending... [Read more]