Yellow-Flanked Fairy Wrasse



The Yellow-Flanked Wrasse is sometimes referred to as Blueside Wrasse and is multicolored, with the head being greenish-blue and a huge white triangular area on both sides. Based on the location where the fish was caught the yellow triangular area could be pinker in the color. Males and females in this particular species appear similar in color, however, when they're courting, males exhibit a greater intensity of color. The colors can vary based on the mood of the fish. The Yellow-Flanked Fairy Wrasse is an extremely peaceful and active fish that can bring color and energy to a reef or fish-only aquarium that is 90 gallons or more. They are not a nuisance to corals or invertebrates, making them the perfect fish to be used in the reef aquarium. They are known to jump, therefore they require a sturdy canopy highly recommended. Its diet should consist of vitamin-enriched mysis shrimp frozen and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp frozen in brine, and other meaty food items, in addition to an excellent sea flake as well as marine pellets. Approximate Size of Purchase: Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"; Extra Large: 4" to 5"  
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General information about the Yellow Flanked Fairy Wrasse The Yellow-Flanked Fairy is multicolored and has a greenish blue head, and a large triangular yellow patch across its sides. Based on the place where the fish is taken the yellow triangular patch could be pinker in hue. Males and females members of the species are similar in color, however when they're courting, the male is more intense in color. The color of the fish can change based on the mood. The Yellow-Flanked Fairy Wrasse is an extremely calm, active fish that can bring both activity and color to reef or fish-only aquariums. They are not a nuisance to corals or invertebrates, making them the perfect fish for reef aquariums. These wrasses love to leap, which is why they require a sturdy canopy.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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