Filamented Flasher Wrasse
The Whip-fin Fairy Wrasse, also known as the Filamented Flasher Wrasse, is native to the Indo-Pacific region. Its body is primarily red with a white underside, while its fins are yellow with blue markings. The male’s dorsal fin is elongated and during courtship, it rapidly changes colors, which gives it its common name. Females have less vivid colors. The fish’s colors may vary depending on its mood. This wrasse is a peaceful and active fish that adds both color and movement to a fish-only or reef aquarium of at least 55 gallons. It won’t harm any corals or invertebrates, making it a great addition to a reef aquarium. It’s recommended to keep a single male with a group of females that are introduced at the same time. Since this species likes to jump, a tightly fitting canopy is necessary. To encourage the fish to eat, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used when first introduced to the aquarium. Meals should consist of a variety of feeder shrimp, flaked foods, and marine meats.