Flame Fairy Wrasse


Fish Type: Reef Safe


Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus jordani


Species: Labridae

Color: orange, red, yellow
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 4"
Minimum Tank Size: 90 gal
Relative Care: Moderate
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria


The Flame Fairy Wrasse is also referred to as Jordan’s Fairy Wrasse, or Jordan’s Wrasse. Cirrhilabrus jordani is a vibrant and stunning wrasse that adds a flash of beauty to any marine aquarium. The male has a bright golden body with red ornamentation on the fins. The females generally do not have quite as bold markings as the males.

A 90 gallon or larger aquarium, either fish-only or reef, with a shaded area is recommended. The Flame Wrasse will not bother corals or invertebrates, which makes them the ideal fish for a reef aquarium. These fish do like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is required.

The Flame Fairy Wrasse 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. Flame Wrasses and other Cirrhilabrus species are very active fish that should be fed 2 to 3 times daily.

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