The Scott's Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus scottorum, is also
commonly referred to as the Black-fin or Blackedge Fairy Wrasse. With
its beautiful colored body, it makes a stunning fish in a home aquarium.
Coloration can vary, depending on the location and geographic region it
belongs to. This Wrasse is peaceful in nature but becomes aggressive
with other Wrasses, so the right tank mates will make all the
The Scott's Fairy Wrasse grows up
to 6 inches and needs to be kept in a tank no less than 60 gallons as a
juvenile, but will need a tank of 120 gallons fully mature. Like many
Wrasses, the Scott's Fairy Wrasse is known to jump out of the tank, so
it should be kept in a tank with a tight fitting lid, along with many
hiding places provided by live rock, so that it
can take refuge when threatened or stressed. Since it does not pick on
corals or invertebrates, the Scott's Fairy Wrasse becomes an ideal fish
for a reef tank.
Its 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. The Scott's Fairy Wrasse thrives well in a
temperature range of 72-78°F and pH of 8.1-8.4.