Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Reef Aquariums: Scott's Fairy Wrasse - Reef Safe
Scott's Fairy Wrasse
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Scott's Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus scottorum)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 6"
Color Form Black, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
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Origin Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu
Family Labridae
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Overview

The Scott's Fairy Wrasse, also known as the Black-fin or Blackedge Fairy Wrasse, originates from the waters of Australia, Cook Islands, and Fiji, and each location represents a color variation of Cirrhilabrus scottorum.

The Scott's Fairy Wrasse from Fiji is also known as Scott's Greenback Fairy Wrasse and is mostly green in color with a striking black margin on the dorsal fin. Scott's Fairy Wrasse originating from Cook Islands is bluer in coloration with yellow fins and contains more definitive breaks between the colors. The variety collected from Australia contains more red within the fins and the break in coloration within the body is less dramatic. The male and female of this species are similarly colored, but when courting, the male will display increased color intensity. Colors may vary depending on the fish's mood.

The Scott's Fairy Wrasse is a very peaceful, active fish that will bring both color and activity to a fish-only or reef aquarium of 125 gallons or larger. They will not bother any corals or invertebrates making them a perfect fish for the reef aquarium. These wrasses like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is recommended.

The Scott's 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.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1 1/2" to 2"; Small/Medium 2" to 2 1/2"; Medium 2 1/2" to 3"; Mediume/Large 3" to 3 1/2"; Large 3 1/2" to 4"; X Large 4" to 5 1/4"

Customer Testimonials

Chuck G Northridge , CA
My Scott's Fairy Wrasse arrived in perfect condition. He ate within minutes of being put in the tank and had amazing color. It has now been about 3 weeks and this fish remains a beautiful, healthy addition to my reef tank.
Jen D Manhattan , KS
I had an Australian Scott's Fairy Wrasse and he was absolutely the friendliest fish I have ever kept, hands down! It was fun watching him swim in the currents generated by our power heads. Whenever I would add seaweed to the tank for our tang, he would always swim around my hands. He got along with everyone!
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