The problem is the specimens being sold as a “pair” are both males. While I personally have kept a male/female pair of Earlei Wrasses and can attest to their gentle temperament, I really don’t know if two males will coexist peacefully in one tank. In my opinion, Pacific Island Aquatics should sell these individually.
Then there is the $2,500 price tag for the pair. However, this is actually a fair market price for this species. Cirrhilabrus earlei are only available once in a blue moon.
If you’ve got the funds and the appetite for “holy grail” wrasses, find a friend with disposable income to split the “pair.”