Lineatus Fairy Wrasse
Fish Type: Reef SafeWrasse
Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus lineatus
Max Size: 5"
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Pieces of the Ocean
The Lineatus Fairy Wrasse originates from the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. They are very colorful, peaceful fish, that are not seen too often in the aquarium hobby. The dominant male of this species is more brilliantly colored when compared to the female/sub-dominant male. The female/sub-dominant male of this species has multiple blue horizontal lines covering the head and body, which break into spots as they progress towards the tail. The female/sub-dominant male will change into a dominant male if incorporated into the aquarium as the only fish of this species. These wrasse are one of the most beautiful fish in their family, and are highly sought after among many enthusiasts.
The Lineatus Fairy Wrasse is a very peaceful, active fish that will bring both color and activity to a fish-only or reef aquarium of 90 gallons or larger. They will not harm corals or invertebrates making them the ideal candidate for the reef aquarium. These wrasse like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is recommended.
The Lineatus 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.