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Scientific Name:Labropsis allleni

Common Names:Allen's Cleaner Wrasse, Allen's Tubelip Wrasse

Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs, in areas with dense coral growth and on steep slopes, solitary or in pairs. Probably feeds on coral polyps. Juveniles clean other fishes.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level:
Temperament:
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Allen's Cleaner Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Paracheilinus angulatus

Common Names:Lyretail Flasher Wrasse, Angular Flasher Wrasse

Biology unknown. Inhabits coastal and offshore reefs, rubble areas and low-profile coral patches. Found in sheltered reefs with rich coral and algae mix along upper parts of slopes. Occurs in small groups of mix sexes but females outnumber males greatly. Males attract females by flashing neon-like colors an hour before sunset (true for most Paracheilinus.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Western Pacific Ocean 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Lyretail Flasher Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus scottorum

Common Names:Scott's Fairy Wrasse Male, Multicolor Fairy Wrasse, Scott's Velvet Wrasse

More common in outer reef areas than sheltered lagoon reefs. Usually seen in small groups feeding a short distance above the bottom on zooplankton. These groups are composed mainly of females and juveniles. Males in courtship, actively swim up to 3 m or more above the bottom with fins fully erect.

Origin: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tahiti 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Scott's Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus beauperryi

Common Names:Beau's Fairy Wrasse Female,

Found solitary or in groups in rubble areas near lagoons and seaward slopes.

Origin: Solomon Islands, South Pacific Ocean 
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

Feed the Beau's Fairy Wrasse a diet rich in vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Labroides bicolor

Common Names:Bicolor Cleaner Wrasse,

Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 40 m. Territorial around prominent coral formations called 'cleaning stations'. Juveniles generally solitary and quite secretive in caves while adults may wander over a large area in search of other fishes with ectoparasites.

Origin:
Max Size: "
Recommended Tank: gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament:
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet:

The diet for the Bicolor Cleaner Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus condei

Common Names:Black Fin Flame Wrasse Female, Conde's Fairy Wrasse

Occurs inshore. Relatively common on sloping rubble bottoms.

Origin: Papua New Guinea 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Black Fin Flame Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Macropharyngodon negrosensis

Common Names:Black Leopard Wrasse, Yellowspotted Wrasse

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, in areas of mixed sand and coral. Post pelagic juveniles carried by currents beyond their normal breeding range. They are often in pairs or small loose groups, swimming close to the bottom. When approached, they move up and down in an unusual way that may worry a possible predator. Adults move about in small groups.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Christmas Island, Australia 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Black Leopard Wrasse mainly feed on small invertebrates (foraminiferans and amphiopods) that grow on live rock. It happily consume vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Labroides pectoralis

Common Names:Black Spot Cleaner Wrasse,

Inhabits coral-rich areas of seaward and clear lagoon reefs. Occur solitarily or in pairs. Creates 'cleaning ' stations to which fishes come to have crustacean ectoparasites and mucus removed.

Origin: Solomon Islands, South Pacific Ocean 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 25 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Black Spot Cleaner Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Labroides dimidiatus

Common Names:Blue Cleaner Wrasse, Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse, African Cleaner Wrasse

Inhabits coral rich areas of inner lagoons and subtidal reef flats to seaward reefs. Feeds on crustacean ectoparasites and mucus of other fishes. Monogamous. A protogynous hermaphrodite. Stays in stations where other fish come to be cleaned. Cleaning intensity is not related to client size or commonness. Cleaning stations are occupied by a pair of adults, a group of juveniles or a group of females accompanied by a dominant male where a female becomes a functional male if the dominant male disappears. Some adults solitary and territorial. An unfamiliar visitor is usually greeted by dance-like movements with the tail maneuvering the back part of the body up and down. Juveniles behave this way when divers approach closely. Minimum depth range of 1 meter.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Africa 
Max Size: 5.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Blue Cleaner Wrasse is a carnivorous fish and live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice the fish to eat when introduced first into the aquarium. Substitute foods like chopped seafoods, brine shrimp, and live black worms should be fed 3 times per day. This species is difficult to feed and maintain and should only be kept by experienced aquarists.

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Scientific Name:Paracheilinus cyaneus

Common Names:Blue Flasher Wrasse Male, Peacock Flasher Wrasse

Found in sheltered reefs with mixed low corals and algae-rubble. Occurs in small groups of mix sexes but females outnumber males greatly.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 2.75 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

In order to maintain body weight Blue Flasher Wrasse should be fed 2-3 times per day and mostly feed on zooplankton. A good protein skimmer and Live Sand will help decrease the build-up of dissolved organics that may result from this frequent feeding regime.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres richmondi

Common Names:Blue Line Wrasse Female, Chain-Lined Wrasse, Chain-Linked Wrasse, Richmond's Wrasse

Occurs in shallow lagoon and channel reefs, up to a depth of at least 12 m, with rich soft-coral growth. Occurs in small loose groups.

Origin: Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Australia 
Max Size: 5.5 "
Recommended Tank: 25 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel will keep the Blue Line Wrasse healthy and thrive. Feed a varied diet of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. This fish will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. Also it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, flatworms as well as parasites off of tank mates.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus pylei

Common Names:Pyle's Fairy Wrasse Female, Blue Margin Fairy Wrasse

Appear to be restricted to very deep water. Shallowest seen is 55 m. Found in sloping rubble bottoms .

Origin: Papua New Guinea 
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Pyle's Fairy Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura

Common Names:Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse, Yellowflanked Fairy Wrasse, Purplehead Parrotfish

Forms aggregations 1 to 2 m above coral or rocky bottoms along edges of lagoon, channel, and outer reef slopes. Feeds on zooplankton in the water column. Sometimes form large schools.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Anampses femininus

Common Names:Blue Striped Tamarin Wrasse, Blue-Striped Orange Tamarin

Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs. Usually in small groups. Feeds on benthic invertebrates. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Australia, New Caledonia, Coral Sea 
Max Size: 9 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

Feed the Blue Striped Tamarin Wrasse a diet rich in vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus cf temminckii

Common Names:Bluestripe Fairy Wrasse Male,

Found over loose rubble in seaward reefs. Forms aggregations to feed on zooplankton.

Origin: Vanuatu
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 90 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Bluestripe Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Paracheilinus carpenteri

Common Names:Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse Female, Redfin Flasher Wrasse, Pink Flasher Wrasse

Found on bases of steep outer reef slopes, above coral or rubble. Forms schools. Maximum depth reported.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Tonga 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Though a shy fish, the Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse consume varied foods consisting meaty foods such as raw table shrimp, squid, clam, and mussel. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It is a good idea to offer supplement of herbivorous food such as a flake food formulated for herbivores (e.g. Sea Veggies Flakes) or seaweed strips (like Sea Veggies or nori). It will gladly consume commercially prepared pellet foods, frozen foods, and food mixes like Blue Zoo Mix. Feed several small meals per day.

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Scientific Name:Macropharyngodon choati

Common Names:Choat's Leopard Wrasse Female, Choat's Red Leopard Wrasse, Choati Wrasse

Found in channels and seaward reefs.

Origin: Australia 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Choat's Leopard Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods such as finely chopped krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. This fish will learn to adapt to captive diet and will also likely supplement the captive diet by consuming amphipods and copepods.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres ornatissumus

Common Names:Christmas Wrasse, Ornamented Wrasse, Ornate Wrasse

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, coral-rich areas with sand patches. Benthopelagic. Feeds primarily on small benthic crustaceans and mollusks.

Origin: Hawaii, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Christmas Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Larabicus quadrilineatus

Common Names:Cleaner Four Line Red Sea Wrasse, Fourline Wrasse

Occurs in fringing reefs, among coral heads and in areas with dense coral growth. Adults feed on coral polyps while juveniles act as cleaners of other fishes.

Origin: Red Sea
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Cleaner Four Line Red Sea Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. Adults feed almost entirely on polyps of stony corals.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus solorensis

Common Names:Clown Fairy Wrasse Female, Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasse, Tricolor Fairy Wrasse, Red-eyed Faiy Wrasse, Indo-Labrid Red Head Fairy Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse

Found in coastal to outer reef lagoons on rubble and coral habitats.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Clown Fairy Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Although most wrasses are shy on initial introduction, they will become bold eaters and easily adjust to a captive diet. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus scottorum var

Common Names:Cook Islands Scott's Fairy Wrasse Male,

More common in outer reef areas than sheltered lagoon reefs. Usually seen in small groups feeding a short distance above the bottom on zooplankton. These groups are composed mainly of females and juveniles. Males in courtship, actively swim up to 3 m or more above the bottom with fins fully erect.

Origin: Cook Islands, Coral Sea 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Cook Islands Scott's Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus adornatus

Common Names:Debelius' Fairy Wrasse,

Found over rubble on outer reef slopes up to at least 30 m depth. Closely related to C. flavidorsalis and females look almost identical.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Feed the Debelius Fairy Wrasse a diet rich in vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Pseudocheilinus evanidus

Common Names:Disappearing Wrasse, Secretive Wrasse, Striated Wrasse, Pinstripe Wrasse

Found among patches of rubble or among branching coral of seaward reef slopes from 6 to at least 40 m. Benthopelagic. Rare in less than 20 m. Generally solitary and feeds on small benthic invertebrates. Secretive.

Origin: Hawaii, Red Sea 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Disappearing Wrasse happily consume vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. In the aquarium, it will search for live foods in the form of small crustaceans such as pyramidellid snails (clam parasites), commensal flatworms and bristleworms and is an ideal fish for reef tank.

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Scientific Name:Macropharyngodon bipartitus

Common Names:Vermiculate Leopard Wrasse Female, Divided Leopard Wrasse, African Leopard Wrasse

Inhabits lagoon and sheltered seaward reefs. Occurs singly or in pairs; females often found in small groups. Feeds on invertebrates by picking items from the substratum. Burrows in the sand at the sign of danger.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Africa 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Vermiculate Leopard Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Paracheilinus lineopunctatus

Common Names:Dot-and-Dash Flasher Wrasse Male, Spot-Lined Flasher Wrasse, Scarlet Fin Wrasse

Found on bases of steep outer reef slopes, above rubble or coral. Found on rubble bottoms that are exposed to strong currents occasionally. Occurs in small groups of mix sexes but females outnumber males.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Cebu 
Max Size: 2.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

In order to maintain body weight Dot-and-Dash Flasher Wrasse should be fed 2-3 times per day and mostly feed on zooplankton. A good protein skimmer and Live Sand will help decrease the build-up of dissolved organics that may result from this frequent feeding regime.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres marginatus

Common Names:Dusky Wrasse,

Inhabit lagoon and seaward reefs, along the upper edges of coral-rich areas. Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). May be solitary or found in small group. Juveniles are encountered in exposed outer reef flats. Feed on a wide variety of small invertebrates as well as fish eggs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Hawaii 
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel will keep the Dusky Wrasse healthy and thrive. Feed a varied diet of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. This fish will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. Also it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, flatworms as well as parasites off of tank mates.

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Scientific Name:Paracheilinus octotaenia

Common Names:Eightline Flasher Wrasse Female,

Inhabits coral-rich areas of seaward reefs to depths greater than 25 m.

Origin: Red Sea
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet:

Eightline Flasher Wrasse consumes a diet rich in meat foods. Foods like mysis and brine shrimp, high quality meaty frozen foods and high quality pellet and flake foods will make sure that your McCosker's Flasher Wrasse stays healthy and flourishes in your tank. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Pseudocheilinus octotaenia

Common Names:Eightline Wrasse, Eight-Lined Wrasse

Inhabits among rubble or live corals of seaward reefs, usually in caves and crevices with rich invertebrate growth to at least 40 m depth. Benthopelagic. Feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans, but also takes small mollusks, echinoids (sea urchins), fish eggs, and crab larvae.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Hawaii 
Max Size: 5.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Eightline Wrasse needs a diet rich in meaty foods as well as shrimp, crabs, and other small crustaceans, snails, urchins, and bristleworms. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus exquisitus

Common Names:Exquisite Fairy Wrasse,

Occurs over rubble or low patch reefs in areas of current; also on reef edges and around bommies with rubble zones; often in moderately large groups and mixed sex during feeding on zooplankton well above the substrate. Males often display to each other. Reported to be associated with the mushroom Heliofungia actiniformis. Feeds on zooplankton in the water column.

Origin: Africa, Maldives, Australia, Fiji 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Exquisite Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It is an idea for the aquarium.

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Scientific Name:Paracheilinus filamentosus

Common Names:Filamented Flasher Wrasse Female,

This group may consist of several different species and genetic studies are required. Found in rubble areas in passages and outer reef slopes. Also occurs in lagoons. Feeds on zooplankton and other benthic invertebrates. Occurs in small to large groups of mix sexes but females outnumber males greatly. Some geographical variations of nuptial males that are influenced by the presence of similar species. Males readily display to each other or to females to spawn by flashing their colors and 'racing' past with erected fins. Hybridizes with several other species, and are most colorful where other similar species occur in the same area. At 15 cm SL, this could well be the largest species of the genus so far (CB).

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Christmas Island, Solomon Islands 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

In an aquarium Filamented Flasher Wrasse should be fed very small foods such as finely chopped shrimps, crabs and clams. Feed a varied diet of feeder shrimp, flaked foods, and marine meats. Its diet can be complemented with shrimp mix or similar food that contains both meaty food and vegetables. It is a good idea to offer supplement food such as flake food formulated for herbivores (e.g. Sea Veggies Flakes) or seaweed strips like Sea Veggies or Nori. It will happily consume commercially prepared pellet foods, frozen foods, and food mixes like Blue Zoo Mix. Feed 3-4 times daily.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus jordani

Common Names:Flame Wrasse Female, Jordan's Fairy Wrasse

Inhabits seaward reefs, in aggregations above at base of drop-offs. Benthopelagic. Feeds on zooplankton 1-2 m above the bottom. Minimum depth from.

Origin: Hawaii 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Flame Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus balteatus

Common Names:Girdled Fairy Wrasse Female,

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, above coral, rubble or algae. Feeds on zooplankton.

Origin: Marshall Islands 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Feed the Girdled Fairy Wrasse a diet rich in vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Labroides phthirophagus

Common Names:Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse,

Found in most coral reef habitats except in the surge zone. Benthopelagic. Obligate cleaner, picks parasitic crustaceans from other fishes. Monogamous. Swims with a dancing-flitting motion. It spends the night resting in a balloon-like mucous cocoon.

Origin: Hawaii 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus

Common Names:Hooded Fairy Wrasse Female,

Benthic species which inhabits coral reef. Minimum depth from.

Origin: Coral Sea 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

To entice the Hooded Fairy Wrasse to eat, offer live brine shrimp or frozen mysis when introduced first into the aquarium. Feed a variety of enriched frozen brine shrimp, frozen mysis and other marine meats.

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Scientific Name:Macropharyngodon kuiteri

Common Names:Kuiter's Leopard Wrasse,

Occurs inshore. Found in areas of mixed sand, rubble, and algae.

Origin: Coral Sea 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Kuiter's Leopard Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods such as finely chopped krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus spp.

Common Names:KwaZulu Fairy Wrasse Female,

Origin: East Africa, Kenya 
Max Size: 2.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the KwaZulu Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus laboutei

Common Names:Labout's Fairy Wrasse, Labouti Fairy Wrasse

Found over rubble patches of seaward and back reef slopes.

Origin: Australia 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Labout's Fairy Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Macropharyngodon meleagris

Common Names:Leopard Wrasse Female, Guinea Fowl Wrasse, Blackspotted Wrasse

Inhabits subtidal reef flats and outer lagoon and seaward reefs. Usually in areas with mixed sand, rubble, and coral. Feeds mainly on gastropods, other hard-shelled prey, and foraminiferans. Rarely marketed. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indian Ocean 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Leopard Wrasse mostly consists of foraminiferians (small red and pink spiked formations on the rocks), copepods and amphipods. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It eats small invertebrates (foraminiferans and amphiopods) that grow on live rock. Offer frozen baby brine shrimp and Cyclop-eeze as substitutions.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus lineatus

Common Names:Lineatus Fairy Wrasse Female, Purplelined Fairy Wrasse

Inhabits clear outer reef slopes.

Origin: Australia 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Lineatus Fairy Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis

Common Names:Longfin Fairy Wrasse Male, Blue and Red Fairy Wrasse, Social Wrasse, Red-fin Fairy Wrasse

Inhabits fringing reefs, over coral or rubble bottoms. Feeds on zooplankton in the water column.

Origin: Sri Lanka, Red Sea 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Longfin Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus lunatus

Common Names:Lunate Fairy Wrasse Male,

Collected at depths ranging from 32 to 45 m on dead coral and rubble substratum.

Origin: Japan 
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Lunate Fairy Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Paracheilinus mccoskeri

Common Names:McCosker's Flasher Wrasse Female,

Inhabits outer reef slopes, over rubble, algae, or coral. Occurs in small groups of mix sexes but females outnumber males greatly. Swim close to the bottom and females swim in small groups. Males swim around them and often hurry from one area to another where there are groups of females. Some juveniles are secretive and often single or small groups amongst the rubble.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Fiji 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

McCosker's Flasher Wrasse is an easy fish to feed and consume a captive diet of varied foods including meaty bits of marine flesh such as raw table shrimp, squid, clam, and mussel. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It is advisable to give supplement food like flake food formulated for herbivores (e.g. Sea Veggies Flakes) or seaweed strips (like Sea Veggies or Nori). With time happily consume commercially prepared pellet foods, frozen foods, and food mixes like Blue Zoo Mix.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres melanurus

Common Names:Melanurus Wrasse Female, Hoeven's Wrasse, Tail Spot Wrasse, Yellow-lined Wrasse, Orange-tipped Rainbowfish, Tailspot Wrasse, Pinstriped Wrasse

Found mostly on shallow coral reefs and rocky shores. Found solitary or in small groups on sheltered reefs over 15 m depth. Feed on small invertebrates such as polychaetes, copepods, isopods and forams.

Origin: Fiji, Australia 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel will keep the Melanurus Wrasse healthy and thrive. Feed a varied diet of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. This fish will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. Also it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, flatworms as well as parasites off of tank mates.

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Scientific Name:Pseudocheilinus ocellatus

Common Names:Mystery Wrasse, Tail Spot Wrasse, Five Bar Wrasse

Inhabits coral reef. Cryptic species, prefers darker areas of the reefs. Benthopelagic. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates.

Origin: Marshall Islands 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Mystery Wrasse preferred to eat meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It prefers to eat small invertebrates and crustaceans. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. In the aquarium, search for live foods in the form of small crustaceans like pyramidellid snails and commensal flatworms.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus naokoae

Common Names:Naoko's Fairy Wrasse,

N/A

Origin: Eastern Indian Ocean 
Max Size: "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament:
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Noko's Fairy Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Although most wrasses are shy on initial introduction, they will become bold eaters and easily adjust to a captive diet. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis

Common Names:Orange Back Fairy Wrasse,

Occurs in small groups along reef edges with rubble patches in depths to about 25 m. Juveniles in small groups in shallower depths. Minimum depth from.

Origin: Indo-Paciifc 
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Feed the Orange Back Fairy Wrasse a diet rich in vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Macropharyngodon ornatus

Common Names:Ornate Leopard Wrasse,

Inhabits lagoon and sheltered seaward reefs, in areas with mixed sand, rubble, and coral to at least 30 m. Occurs singly or in small groups.

Origin: Sri Lanka, Australia 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Ornate Leopard Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres margaritaceus

Common Names:Pearly Wrasse,

Inhabits shallow reefs and rocky shores, usually in weedy areas exposed to surge. Feeds on benthic crustaceans, mollusks, polychaetes, forams, fishes, and fish eggs. One of several similar species that have near identical juvenile and female stages.

Origin: Fiji
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel will keep the Pearly Wrasse healthy and thrive. Feed a varied diet of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. This fish will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. Also it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, flatworms as well as parasites off of tank mates.

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Scientific Name:Pseudocheilinops ataenia

Common Names:Pink-streaked Pygmy Wrasse, Yellow-streaked Wrasse, Pelvic Spot Wrasse, Weird Six Line Wrasse

Mainly found in still coastal waters, where brittle corals grow high. Occurs in small groups that feed actively among the lower and dead parts of the corals with coralline algae. Easily overlooked because of its small size. Length to 6.5 cm, but usually much smalleR. Always hides or stays close to its shelter. A secretive species. Feeds on amphipods and other small invertebrates. Rarely found in the aquarium trade.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Western Pacific, Palau 
Max Size: 2.5 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Pink-streaked Pygmy Wrasse is a carnivorous fish and needs a diet rich in meaty foods. It is a good feeder, taking frozen foods and flake foods. It will not bother coral or inverts found in reef tanks. Meaty foods such as mysis and brine shrimp as well as high quality frozen meaty foods are preferred by Pink-Streaked Wrasses.

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Scientific Name:Macropharyngodon geoffroy

Common Names:Potter's Leopard Wrasse, Geoffroy's Wrasse

Found in mixed sand, rubble, and coral areas of seaward reefs. Benthopelagic. Feeds mainly on mollusks (prosobranch gastropods) and foraminiferans.

Origin: Hawaii 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Potter's Leopard Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Wetmorella tanakai

Common Names:Pygmy Possum Wrasse, Tanaka's Possum Wrasse, Tanaka's Pygmy Possum Wrasse

Found in coral reefs but secretive.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Flores, Indonesia 
Max Size: 1.5 "
Recommended Tank: 25 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Feed the Pygmy Possum Wrasse a diet rich in vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres iridis

Common Names:Radiant Wrasse, Orangehead Wrasse, Iridis Wrasse, Radiant African Wrasse

Inhabits steep seaward reefs, in sand and rubble areas.

Origin: Africa 
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel will keep the Radiant Wrasse healthy and thrive. Feed a varied diet of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. This fish will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. Also it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, flatworms as well as parasites off of tank mates.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis

Common Names:Red Fin Fairy Wrasse, Red Parrot Fairy Wrasse

Occurs over rubble or low patch reefs in areas of current. Occurs in small groups, each with a single male dominating. Feeds on zooplankton in the water column. Collected using rotenone.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Red Fin Fairy Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Although most wrasses are shy on initial introduction, they will become bold eaters and easily adjust to a captive diet. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Paracheilinus rubricaudalis

Common Names:Red Fin Flasher Wrasse Male, Red Tail Flasher Wrasse, Red-finned Flasher Wrasse

Occurs in outer reef slopes rubble bottoms in small groups of mix sexes with females outnumbering males. Minimum depth.

Origin: Australia, Indo-Pacific, Western Pacific 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Red Fin Flasher Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods 2-3 times per day and mostly feed on zooplankton. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. To decrease the buildup of dissolved organics a good protein skimmer and Live Sand should be fed.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus

Common Names:Red Margin Fairy Wrasse Female, Pink Margin Fairy Wrasse

Found in deep coastal to outer reef drop-offs and steep slopes. Occurs over rubble or sandy bottoms with small isolated patch reefs of low profile. Juveniles solitary among large rubble, usually in 2-30 m depth. Adults in loose aggregations in moderate depths, usually 40 m or more around patch reef.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Fiji, Tonga 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Red Margin Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres rubricephalus

Common Names:Red Head Wrasse Female,

Habitat comprises brittle corals growing dense and high on rubble slopes of inner reef, coastal side, in depths between 10-35 m.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Red Head Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Anampses chrysocephalus

Common Names:Redtail Tarmarin Wrasse Female, Red Tail Wrasse, Psychedelic Wrasse, Psych-Head Wrasse

Adults inhabit seaward reefs. Benthopelagic. A single male usually found with a group of females. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Hawaii 
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Red Tail Tamarind Wrasse is a carnivore and prefers to eat small invert (amphipods), live feeder shrimp, worms.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis

Common Names:Rhomboid Fairy Wrasse Female, Golden Fairy Wrasse

Inhabits steep outer reef slopes near sand and rubble bottoms. Feeds on zooplankton in the water column.

Origin: Marshall Islands 
Max Size: 3.25 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Rhomboid Fairy Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus roseafascia

Common Names:Rose Band Fairy Wrasse, Red Striped Fairy Wrasse

Aggregate on coral reefs or rocky or rubble bottoms.

Origin: Coral Sea 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Rose Band Fairy Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis

Common Names:Red Velvet Fairy Wrasse, Rosy Scale Fairy Wrasse

N/A

Origin: Maldives 
Max Size: 2.75 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Red Velvet Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Pseudojuloides severnsi

Common Names:Royal Pencil Wrasse, Multicolor Wrasse

Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs; common over coral rubble with algal clumps or in areas dominated with live coral. Rarely seen at depths less than 21 m. Benthopelagic. Population from Western Indian Ocean may be a different undescribed species.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Sri Lanka 
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Royal Pencil Wrasse should be fed a variety of high quality marine meaty foods. Offer a mixture of frozen, flake, and pellet foods.

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Scientific Name:Novaculichthys macrolepidotus

Common Names:Emerald Wrasse, Sea Grass Wrasse, Green Dragon Wrasse, Green Wrasse

Found solitary or in small groups in seagrass beds and sandy algal flats of lagoons and mangrove channels. Secretive amongst the vegetation and well-camouflaged.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa, Sri Lanka 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

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Scientific Name:Pseudocheilinus hexataenia

Common Names:Six Line Wrasse, Sixstripe Wrasse

Occurs in seaward reefs among coral branches. Also in clear coastal waters, dense coral habitats on shallow reef crest or slopes to depth of about 20 m. Usually occurs in small loose groups. A shy species, usually swimming amongst the protection of coral branches. Feeds mainly on small crustaceans. Secretive.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Australia 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Six Line Wrasse preferred to eat meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will search for live foods in the form of small crustaceans such as pyramidellid snails (clam parasites), urchins, and commensal flatworms.

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Scientific Name:Pseudojuloides cerasinus

Common Names:Smalltail Pencil Wrasse Female, Blue Pencil Wrasse, Smalltail Wrasse

Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs; common over coral rubble with algal clumps or in areas dominated with live coral. Rarely seen at depths less than 21 m. Benthopelagic. Population from Western Indian Ocean may be a different undescribed species.

Origin: Hawaii, Fiji, Tonga, Western Pacific, Africa 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Smalltail Pencil Wrasse is a difficult fish to start eating and offer brine and mysis shrimp and/or frozen meaty preparations for saltwater fish. Feed 2-3 times per day.

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Scientific Name:Pteragogus cryptus

Common Names:Sneaky Wrasse, Cryptic Wrasse

A secretive species occurring on coral reefs where it hides among soft corals and benthic algae. Feeds on benthic invertebrates. Monogamous. Rarely found in the aquarium trade. Population from Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea may be different species from fishes from the Pacific; genetic studies are needed.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Australia 
Max Size: 3.75 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Sneaky Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus pylei var.

Common Names:Sunset Fairy Wrasse Female, Pyle's Fairy Wrasse, Blue Margin Fairy Wrasse

Appear to be restricted to very deep water. Shallowest seen is 55 m. Found in sloping rubble bottoms.

Origin: Western Pacific, Cebu 
Max Size: 5.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Sunset Fairy Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus temminckii

Common Names:Temmincki Fairy Wrasse Female, Threadfin Wrasse, Peacock Flasher Wrasse

Found over loose rubble in seaward reefs. Forms aggregations to feed on zooplankton.

Origin: Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Australia, Japan 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Temmincki Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus tonozukai

Common Names:Tono's Fairy Wrasse Female,

Occurs on open hard-bottom substrates with algae and sparse coral growth, usually in strong current zones. Juveniles and females in small groups, sometimes with several males of which largest is dominating.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Tono's Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus lubbocki

Common Names:Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse Female, Multicolor Lubbock's Wrasse, Tricolor Fairy Wrasse

Occurs in outer reefs over bottom of coral rubble or heads of small finely branched coral. Feeds on zooplankton. Usually occurs in moderately large groups in depths of about 20-25 m.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse is an easiest fish adjusts to captive diet. It needs a diet rich in meaty foods. These foods include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Offer vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food to keep the Lubbock’s Fairy Wrasse healthy and thrive. Gradually it will learn to consume flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Pseudocheilinus tetrataenia

Common Names:Twelve Line Wrasse, Four Lined Wrasse

A secretive species that inhabits seaward reefs, among live coral or rubble. Benthic and benthopelagic. Often observed hiding around the base of small heads of live coral, especially Pocillopora meandrina. Stomach contents of specimens taken from Oahu and Johnston I. consisted of demersal eggs, copepods, amphipods, alpheid shrimp, crab megalops, larval shrimp and gastropod. However, it is likely that the copepods and larval food items are from demersal plankton because this species is never seen more than a few centimeters off the bottom.

Origin:
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Twelve Line Wrasse is a carnivorous fish and needs a diet rich in meaty foods. Foods like mysis and brine shrimp, high quality meaty frozen foods and high quality pellet and flake foods should keep the Twelve Line Wrasse healthy and thrive.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus luteovittatus

Common Names:Velvet Fairy Wrasse Female, Yellowstreaked Fairy Wrasse, Yellowband Wrasse

Occurs in small groups over lagoon patch reefs. Benthopelagic over coral and rubble. Feeds on zooplankton in the water column.

Origin: Marshall Islands 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Velvet Fairy Wrasse requires a diet rich in meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Its diet must contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will learn to eat flake, pellet and other commercial foods.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus filamentosus

Common Names:Whipfin Fairy Wrasse,

Found in deep coastal slopes and is known from deep water trawls, but also lives in shallow muddy estuaries. Usually in small groups of juveniles, females and a single large males. Mixes with other species of Cirrhilabrus or with Paracheilinus to feed above substrate on zooplankton. A spectacular species during display and can change from normal to nuptial in seconds, and back again.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Whipfin Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Wetmorella albofasciata

Common Names:White Banded Possum Wrasse, Pygmy Possum Wrasse

Inhabit caves or crevices of lagoon and seaward reefs and drop-offs. Benthic and benthopelagic. Specimens usually taken at depths of at least 30 m. Secretive.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

White Banded Possum Wrasse happily feed on small worms and crustaceans that associate with live rock. Offer aquarium foods, like mysis shrimp, frozen preparations and flake food as well as CYCLOP-EEZE®.

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Scientific Name:Wetmorella nigropinnata

Common Names:Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse, Sharpnose Wrasse

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, in caves and crevices. A secretive species. Feeds on benthic invertebrates.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse preferred to eat meaty foods such as finely chopped krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It will readily accept captive diet by consuming amphipods and copepods. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Halichoeres chrysus

Common Names:Yellow Coris Wrasse, Yellow Wrasse, Golden Rainbowfish, Golden Wrasse, Canary Wrasse

Found at the reef edge, in sand and rubble areas usually in small groups.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Solomon Islands, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel will keep the Yellow Coris Wrasse healthy and thrive. Feed a varied diet of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. This fish will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. Also it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, flatworms as well as parasites off of tank mates.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis

Common Names:Yellow Fin Fairy Wrasse Female,

Inhabits finely branching corals on protected coral and rubble slopes. Occurs in aggregations.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 2.75 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Yellow Fin Fairy Wrasse should contain vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Paracheilinus flavianalis

Common Names:Yellowfin Flasher Wrasse Female,

Inhabits rubble and weedy bottoms of seaward reefs. Also found in coastal reef slopes and estuaries. Occurs in small groups with numerous females, juveniles and several males, often covering a large section of reef. Juveniles are secretive when small and form small groups at later stages.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indian Ocean, Australia 
Max Size: 3.25 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Yellowfin Flasher Wrasse should include a variety of meaty foods 2-3 times per day and mostly feed on zooplankton. Feed vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. To decrease the buildup of dissolved organics a good protein skimmer and Live Sand should be fed.

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