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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 difference.
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.