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Cirrhilabrus scottorum or Scotts Fairy Wrasse is one of the best known of the fairy wrasses. This fish is one of the larger of the fairy wrasse species reaching almost five inches in length as an adult and well known for it's ability to jump from open topped tanks. Like other fairy wrasses of the Cirrhilabrus genus, it is fairly hardy and should be given plenty of places to hide. After it establishes it will become more active and be one of the best eaters in your tank. In captivity they tend to dull in color slightly when lacking the presence of another male. Do not attempt to keep more than one male unless they will live in a very large tank. In order to keep the brilliant colors of the male, you will need to have two in the tank. Females are best introduced to the tank before or at the same time as the male. Will behave aggressively toward other fairy wrasses that arrive to the tank after them. This fish is not commonly available, please inquire via email or phone before placing an order for this colorful specimen.
Maximum Size: the Cirrhilabrus scottorum grows up to 5 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Scott's Multicolor Wrasse prefers a tank of at least 30 gallons with plenty of places to hide &
Diet: The Cirrhilabrus scottorum is a carnivore and likes to eat variety of meats (fish, scallop, shrimp, squid, clam).
Level of Care: The Scott's Multicolor Wrasse is a low maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Scott's Multicolor 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).
Range: the Cook Islands and Australia.
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