The Exquisite Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus exquistus, has
a beautiful pale gray-green colored body along with vivid pink and blue
markings. Males tend to exhibit a more vibrant coloration pattern than
females. It features a black spot at the base of the tail, which makes
it a different fish in the tank. Coloration can vary, depending on
maturity and geographic region. The Exquisite Wrasse makes a beautiful
addition to any tank.
The Exquisite Wrasse
grows up to 5 inches and should be kept in an aquarium of no less than
70 gallons. We suggest an aquarium with plenty of live rock to create
many hiding places so that it can take refuge
there when threatened or stressed. Like many other Wrasses, the
Exquisite Fairy Wrasse is known for jumping, so a tight fitting lid is
also suggested. Since this Wrasse does not pick on corals or
invertebrates, the Exquisite Fairy Wrasse is an ideal fish for a reef
tank. Though the Exquisite Wrasse is peaceful in nature, it becomes
aggressive with fish of the same species, such as other Wrasses.
Exquisite Fairy Wrasse should be fed a varying diet, consisting of
vitamin enriched frozen Mysis shrimp and Brine Shrimp, along with
chopped meaty preparations and a high quality marine flake and marine
pellet food. Once acclimated, this Wrasse is quite hardy and easy to
care for, making it a great choice for beginners. The Exquisite Wrasse
thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78°F and a pH of 8.1-8.4.