Ruby Longfin Fairy Wrasse


Fish Type: Reef SafeWrasse


Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus rubeus


Species: Labridae

Color: orange, red
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 3"
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gal
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria


The Ruby Longfin Fairy Wrasse is also known as the Blue and Red Fairy Wrasse or Social Wrasse. This species varies in coloration considerably but is usually bright red/orange coloration with a pale body and scarlet ventral and anal fins. More often than not this species will have a pale underside. Please expect variations in coloration with these fish, as the intensity of coloration and patterns vary with the location in their natural habitat, and their mood.

The Ruby Longfin Fairy Wrasse is an ideal fish for the reef aquarium adding both bright coloration and activity to these aquariums. Wrasse of the genus Cirrhilabrus mix well together if they are introduced simultaneously to the tank, and are one of the best groups of fish for a reef tank setting.

The Ruby Longfin 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.