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The Red Parrot Fairy Wrasse needs a tank with a sandbed as this is where it hides when frightened and burrows for sleep at night. An excellent substitute for harder to keep Anthias, Red Parrot Fairy Wrasses are happiest in schools and are a bright addition to any peaceful system. Will school with chromis and other schooling fish.
Maximum Size: the Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis grows up to 4 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Red Parrot Fairy Wrasse prefers a tank of at least 20 gallons with plenty of places to hide & sw
Diet: The Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis is a carnivore and likes to eat variety of meats (fish, scallop, shrimp, squid, clam).
Level of Care: The Red Parrot Fairy Wrasse is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Red Parrot Fairy Wrasse may act peacefully toward other fish.
Hardiness: This is a hardy fish.
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
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