With its beautiful and stunning color combination, the Solar Fairy Wrasse looks brilliant in any reef tank. It adapts well in captivity and is easy to care for which makes it a very good choice for a beginner aquarist. The Solar Fairy Wrasse is a small, hardy and friendly towards other fishes which makes it an ideal saltwater and reef aquarium fish. Males Solar Fairy Wrasse is aggressive unlike females who are quite peaceful, therefore can be kept in a tank together. Remember it is better to introduce females at first before males, else the males become aggressive towards newly added females. The Solar Fairy Wrasse should be kept in a tank not less than 30 gallon. It is completely reef safe fish that will not touch corals or bother any other invertebrates in the tank. The aquarium should be well-established with live rocks and hiding places lest the Solar Fairy Wrasse become very shy and hides most of its time. It likes brightly lit area in the tank as well as dark areas. So the tank should be cleverly decorated for the Solar Fairy Wrasse to thrive well. It grows well in a temperature range of 72-82 degree Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. The Solar Fairy Wrasse is very easy to feed, accepts high quality flake food. The food includes frozen and chopped sea food, since it is carnivores and should be given a high protein diet such as shrimps and meaty foods.
The male fish can be easily recognized by the colors that he displays. He has a yellow head, while the top of the body as well as his tail and dorsal fin are red. He also has a big green blue field on his body and the pelvic fins often sport some purple. The females are reddish in color with blue fins, except for the dorsal fin which is reddish as well.These fish will grow to 5 inches in length.Offer this fish a varied diet including frozen food and chopped sea food. They are carnivores and should be given a high protein diet. Feed them 3-4 times a day.You should never introduce new females to an aquarium with a male Solar fairy wrasse. Any and all females should be introduced before or at the same time as the male. The male might otherwise become very aggressive towards the new female.