Yellowfin Fairy Wrasse


Fish Type: Reef SafeWrasse


Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis


Species: Labridae

Color: red, white, yellow
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 3"
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gal
Relative Care: Medium
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria


The Yellow-Fin Fairy Wrasse is mostly red and white in coloration with a yellow dorsal fin. The females of this species, like other wrasses in the Cirrhilabrus genus, are mostly pink with a white underside. When courting, the male will display an increased color intensity. These wrasses are always in movement, providing an endless amount of activity for either a saltwater fish only or reef aquarium.

A 55 gallon or larger aquarium, either fish-only or reef, with a shaded area is recommended. The Yellow-Fin Fairy Wrasse will not bother fish or invertebrates, making them a perfect addition to any reef aquarium. These fish do like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is required.

The Yellow Fin 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.

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