Solon Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus solorensis)FOTM Nov 05

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  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Solon Fairy WrasseCirrhilabrus solorensis
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    Reef Safe:Yes
    Attitude: Peaceful yet active
    Diet: Carnivore
    Care: Easy


    Origin: Cook Islands


    Personal Observations:
    Fairy Wrasse has become a generic term for many different colour variations of the Wrasse family. It is important that you make sure you are getting a reef safe wrasse as many are not. Different varieties will nip at LPS, SPS and inverts. Including Clams. But the Fairy wrasse is one of my favorate salt water fish. I my tank the Fairy Wrasse has made more shy fish come out from hiding. It is a colourful fish that is Visible most of the time. Making it a great splash of colour to your tank.

    It is recommended that a Fairy Wrasse be kept in a tank 50G or Larger

    Like all wrasses they have been know to jump.

    Feeding: a variety of meaty foods high in nutrition.
    I feed mine Mysis and Cyclop ezee along with flake high in
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  3. kb.bear

    kb.bear Peppermint Shrimp

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    Great curious fish, mine was a jumper, Note I said was a jumper, And why don't cats eat the fish that jump out of your tank?
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Why don't cats put the fish back in? :)

    Hey Jason - great fish choice! I keep staring at it.

    But I have a sixline and a small tank.

    Is this Wrasse compatible with other wrasses?
     
  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Typically Caution is required when introducing a second species of Wrasse to any tank. I have seen Flasher and Fairy in the same tank. But never Fairy and six line

    J
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I figured. Thanks J.
    :drool:
     
  7. ReefBuilderNJ

    ReefBuilderNJ Astrea Snail

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    i recently purchased this fish, the soar fairy wrasse(cirrhilabrus solorensis). i had to remove my six-line wrasse, because it was bullying the solar around.its been about 2 months now and he is doing great.
    wrasses are my favorite of fish. they are usually hardy, colorful, peaceful, and ive had them eat from my hand. and yes, ive had some that thought they could fly from my tank back into the ocean.
     
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  9. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    How often do these need to be fed? Will they eat pellets?

    I currently feed my clowns 2-3x a week alternating meaty home made mix and pellets.

    Wanting to know if I'd need to increase this for this fish (I had the same feeding frequency when I had a 6line (though I used more food per feeding).

    EDIT: Also, do they require sand? I have CC.
     
  10. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't think you would have to increase your feeding, But all Wrasses like to sleep in the sand. I have, however seen people with Bare Bottom tanks Keep wrasses quite successfully.

    Wrasses are very cool fish but tend to be big jumpers.

    J
     
  11. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    The picture in the first post is the solar wrasse, but the name is listed as a Scott's fairy wrasse. Fairy wrasses are a very diverse fish with a ton of different species. I think there are more wrasse species than any other fish in the world.

    Here is a scott's fairy Wrasse, but even then there are several sub species of scott's fairy wrasses depending on what island they come from.
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    Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Reef Aquariums: Scott's Fairy Wrasse - Reef Safe


    I want to add a couple more wrasses to my tank, and one at the top of my list is a male scott's fairy wrasse from the Cook islands.
     
  12. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL Your right. Whoops my mistake It's a Solon Fairy Wrasse. I have edited the first post