Whip Fin Fairy Wrasse

Latin name: (Cirrhilabrus filamentosus)

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Blue, Red, Tan, White, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Easy

Avg. Max Size

3½"

Minimum Tank Size

Family

Labridae

The Whip Fin Wrasse is an ideal choice for a reef aquarium due to its peaceful nature and vibrant colors. This species of wrasse can display territorial behavior when kept with other Cirrhilabrus or Paracheilinus wrasse, so it is important to research compatible tank mates before adding them to a tank. In addition, these wrasses are also known to jump, so it is important to ensure that the aquarium has a tight fitting canopy. With a minimum tank size of 55 gallons, the Whip Fin Wrasse is an excellent choice for any marine aquarist.

The Whip Fin Fairy Wrasse is a beautiful and active species that requires a well balanced diet to ensure it stays healthy and vibrant. It 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. For optimal health, it is important to provide a variety of foods and feed several times a day. Additionally, it is recommended to provide a variety of colors and textures to further encourage natural foraging behaviors.

When purchasing a cookware set, it is important to measure the size of your pot before making a purchase. The approximate purchase size is Medium: 1-3/4″ to 2 3/4″; Large: 2-3/4″ to 3-1/2″.

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