Two C.earlei Fairy Wrasses available stateside, but with a hitch

by | Jun 9, 2011 | Advanced Aquarist | 0 comments

Two C.earlei Fairy Wrasses available stateside, but with a hitch

Cirrhilabrus earlei “pair” for sale at Pacific Island Aquatics

The problem is the specimens being sold as a “pair” are both males.  While I personally have kept a male/female pair of Earlei Wrasses and can attest to their gentle temperament, I really don’t know if two males will coexist peacefully in one tank.  In my opinion, Pacific Island Aquatics should sell these individually.

Then there is the $2,500 price tag for the pair. However, this is actually a fair market price for this species.  Cirrhilabrus earlei are only available once in a blue moon.

If you’ve got the funds and the appetite for “holy grail” wrasses, find a friend with disposable income to split the “pair.”

  • Leonard Ho

    I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

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