Naoko’s Fairy Wrasse

Greek Name: (Cirrhilabrus naokoae)



Naokos’ Fairy Wrasse is a native of water that comprise the Indian Ocean. The males tend to be more flashier and brighter than the female. Males in adulthood are colored in white, yellow, and red with black pectoral fin and black blue and red anal dorsal fins. The male in courtship will flaunt its vibrantly colored fins in order to convince its partner. The color of fins can change based on the mood of the fish.

The Naokos Fairy wrasse is a calm, active fish that brings energy and color to a reef or fish-only aquarium of 50 gallons or more. If kept in conjunction together with others like Cirrhilabrus or Paracheilinus wrasses, they could become territorialand even dominate species that are similar to them. Naokos Fairy Wrasses will not hurt any corals or other invertebrates which makes them an ideal fish for reef aquariums. They are known to leap, which is why they require a sturdy canopy.

The Naokos’s diet for Fairy Wrasses should include vitamin-enriched mysis shrimp frozen as well as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp frozen in brine, and other meaty food items, in addition to an excellent marine flake and marine pellets.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 1″ to 2″ ; Medium: 2″ to 3″


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Care Level

Easy - Moderate



Color Form

Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow



Reef Compatible


Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size






Minimum Tank

90 gallons


General information regarding Naoko’s Fairy Wrasse

The Naoko’s fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus naokoae) is an ideal aquarium fish, which is a peaceful active fish. Together with other peaceful fish, they are great in a fish only or reef aquarium (especially the other fairy wrasses in the Genus Cirrhilabrus).


Diet & Nutrition

Although most wrasses are timid initially they’ll soon become confident eaters, and quickly adapt to a strict diet. Provide a varied diet comprised of large portions of meaty food. This includes krill, fresh table shrimps, squid mussels, and clams. It’s also a good idea to supplement the diet with a herbivore diet. This fish will be able to consume flake, pellets, and various other commercial food items.


Naoko’s Fairy Wrasse Origin

It is found in the eastern part of the Indian Ocean

Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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