Orange-Back Fairy Wrasse



The Orange-Back Fairy Wrasse originates from the eastern part of Tomini Bay, Sulawesi, and is found in small groups within the reef. The Orange-Back Fairy has a bright orange-colored back that is adorned with a dark magenta stripe that covers the head, stretching all the way down the fish up to its tail. Males of this species are characterized by the dark red crown marking across the top of the head. The colors can vary based on the mood of the fish. In the event of courtship, males will show more intense colors. The Fairy Wrasse with the Orange-Back is an extremely peaceful and active fish that brings color and energy to a reef or fish-only aquarium that is 90 gallons or greater. They are not a nuisance to corals or other invertebrates which makes them the ideal fish for reef aquariums. These wrasses love to leap, which is why they require a sturdy canopy highly recommended. The orange-back fairy Wrasse diet should contain mysis shrimp that is vitamin-enriched and frozen and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp frozen in brine, and other meaty food items, along with the highest quality seafood flake, and pellet food. Approximate size of purchase: Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"  
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General information about the Fairy Wrasses with Orange Back The Orange-Back Fairy Wrasse originates from the eastern part of Tomini Bay, Sulawesi, and is found in small groups in the coral reef. The Orange-Back Fairy Wrasse is an orange-colored, brilliant back that has a magenta-colored stripe covering the head and stretching across the entire length of the fish down to the tail. Males of this species have a dark red crown marking on the head. The colors can vary based on the mood of the fish. When they are in a courtship, males exhibit a greater intensity of color. The Orange-Back Fairy Wrasse is an extremely calm, active fish that brings color and energy to reef or fish-only aquariums. They won't bother any corals or invertebrates, making them the perfect fish to keep in your reef tank. They love to leap, which is why an appropriate canopy that is a tight fit is advised.
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6 lbs


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