Red Velvet Fairy Wrasse

Latin name: (Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis)

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Red, Yellow



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The Red Velvet Fairy Wrasse is an excellent addition to any fish-only or reef aquarium. With its bright coloring and peaceful demeanor, this fish will bring life and vibrancy to any tank of 70 gallons or larger. Their non-threatening nature makes them safe to keep with any coral or invertebrates, making them a perfect choice for a reef tank. Furthermore, they have a habit of jumping, so a secure fitting canopy is highly recommended. This fish requires a diet of meaty foods, such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and other frozen preparations. Additionally, a protein skimmer is recommended to keep the aquarium environment healthy for the wrasse.

The Red Velvet Fairy Wrasse is a beautiful addition to any marine tank and should be properly cared for to ensure a healthy and long life. A balanced diet is key, and the Red Velvet Fairy Wrasse diet should include 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 important to remember that a variety of food sources should be provided to promote a healthy diet. Additionally, all food should be finely chopped to ensure that the wrasse can consume it easily. With the proper diet and care, the Red Velvet Fairy Wrasse can be a beautiful, healthy fish for years to come.

The average purchase size for medium males is between 2″ and 3″, while the average purchase size for large males is between 3″ and 4″.

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