Red Headed Fairy Wrasse
- Species Information
- Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus solorensis
- Described:Red Headed Fairy Wrasse
- Maximum Size:5 inches
The Red Headed Fairy Wrasse or Clown Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus solorensis, is a peaceful, colorful, and active fish perfect for nearly any type of tank. They are reef safe, hardy, and accept a variety of meaty foods. Multiple fish can be added to a tank, provided they have plenty of space (55 gallon plus) and rockwork to swim in. Males tend to show more vibrant colors, especially in the presence of females. This wrasse is known as a jumper, so it is advised to have a tight-fitting lid.
Physical Description– The Red Headed Fairy Wrasse has a mostly light blue body with bright red along the dorsal fin and an orangish-red face. No two fish have the exact same colorings, with some exhibiting shades of orange, green, red, blue, and purple throughout their body. Females, though colorful themselves, tend to be duller than males.
Temperament– The Red Headed Fairy Wrasse is very peaceful towards other tank-mates, making it an excellent addition to most tanks. It can be timid amongst other aggressive fish and has been known to be aggressive towards other fish of the same species.
Size– This wrasse grows to about five inches in length.
Diet– These wrasses are carnivorous and require a diet of varied meaty foods. Suggestions include frozen mysis and brine shrimp, as well as enriched flake or pelleted foods. (Such as our Hatchery Diet.)
Distribution– These fish are primarily found in the Philippines and Indonesia, though they appear throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Our Red Headed Fairy Wrasses arrive from Bali.