Red-Fin Fairy Wrasse

Greek Name: (Cirrhilabrus adornatus)



A Red-Finned Fairy Wrasse is also known by the name Koi Fairy Wrasse and Debelius Fairy Wrasse is a calm fish that will add both activity and color to your fish-only aquarium. The male adult is brighter and more flashy than its female counterpart.

The ideal setting for the Red-Fin Fairy Wrasse is a well-established marine aquarium with a minimum of 50 gallons of aquascaped with a large amount of live rock as well as ample open areas to swim in. It is considered safe for reefs and should be kept in aquariums that have other tranquil tankmates. Aquariums that have a tight fitting canopy are an absolute requirement since wrasses have been often referred to as jumpers.

The red-fin Fairy Wrasse diet must consist of mysis shrimp that is vitamin-enriched and frozen and brine that is vitamin-rich frozen/thawed shrimp, and other meaty food items together with a high-quality marine flake and pellet food.

Approximate size of purchase: Female: Small ¾” to 1-1/4″; Medium: 1-1/4″ to 2″; Male: Small: 1″ to 1-1/2″; Medium 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″;



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Care Level




Color Form

Orange, Red



Reef Compatible


Water Conditions

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

Max Size






Minimum Tank

50 gallons


Red-Fin Fairy Wrasse Info

Red Fin Fairy Wrasses live in open, hard substrates in the wild, and prefer small groups that have a single dominant male. These fish make a great alternative to Anthias since they provide all the bright coloration however they do not have the high-maintenance feeding routine. They also adapt to the diet of captives faster than Anthias. Males have more ventral fins and are extremely red.


Red-Fin Fairy Wrasse Diet

It is able to easily adapt to the diet of a captive fish. Feed a varied diet comprised of finely chopped pieces of meaty meals. This includes krill, seafood that is raw, table shrimp mussel, and clam. It’s also a great idea to supplement the diet with any kind of herbivore diet. They can learn to eat flakes, pellets, and various other foods that are available on the market.


Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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