Redfin Fairy Wrasse – Male


Fish Type: Reef SafeWrasse


Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis


Species: Labridae

Color: orange, red
Aggressiveness: With Same Species
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 4"
Minimum Tank Size: 90 gal
Relative Care: Medium
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria


The Redfin Wrasse originates from the Philippines and enjoys the rubble areas of the outer reefs . This peaceful wrasse is a great addition to any Reef Aquarium adding stunning coloration. Like other wrasses, the males during courtship will display increased color intensity. Colors may vary depending on the fish’s mood.

The Redfin 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 bother any corals or invertebrates making them a perfect fish for the reef aquarium. A single male can be kept with a group of females that is introduced prior to or at the same time as the male. These wrasses like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is recommended.

The Redfin 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.